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Convicts Request Reduced Sentences For Crack Convictions

Last updated on Sunday, January 27, 2008

(HAMMOND) - The U.S. District Court in Hammond will consider the applications of at least six federal convicts who want their prison time reduced for crack cocaine convictions.

The appeals follow a recent federal decision to loosen sentencing rules on crack offenses.

The guidelines announced last month could affect as many as 19,000 people nation-wide convicted of possession or distribution of crack.

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