Judges to Begin Weighing Shorter Sentences for Thousands of Inmates

Last Saturday, federal judges began reviewing the cases of tens of thousands of federal prisoners who may be eligible for a reduced sentence.

The U.S. Sentencing Commission estimates that more than 46,000 inmates could receive a shorter sentence — an average of about two years off their total — following a tweak to the sentencing guidelines that altered the formula for calculating penalties for drug-trafficking offenses.

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http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2014/10/31/judges-to-begin-weighing-shorter-sentences-for-thousands-of-inmates/

Corie Caraway
Caraway Law Firm
550 Salem Street, Suite 3
Chico, California 95928
Phone: (530) 342-3912

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