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In a unanimous vote, the U.S. Sentencing Commission will allow approximately 19,500 federal prison inmates to seek reductions in their crack cocaine sentences. Advocates argue that the majority of crack-cocaine offenders are unfairly targeted, especially since 86% are black, and the vote on retroactivity will have the most impact on African American families.  For more on this story, see 19,500 Inmates and return here to comment.

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