Minus 2 Drug Amendment Retroactive

The Commission voted to make the minus 2 drug amendment retroactive to all persons who have already been sentenced and whose sentence was based upon the drug quantity table (career offenders do not get relief because their sentence was based upon the career offender guideline not the drug quantity table). There are no categorical exclusions… Read More

Holder Endorses Proposal to Reduce Drug Sentences in Latest Sign of Shift

By MATT APUZZOMARCH Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is endorsing a proposal that would reduce prison sentences for people convicted of dealing drugs, the latest sign of the Obama administration’s retrenchment in the so-called war on drugs. In January, the United States Sentencing Commission proposed changing federal guidelines to lessen the average sentence for… Read More