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Professor Ron Wright quoted in the New York Times regarding sentencing shift gives new leverage to prosecutors

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — After decades of new laws to toughen sentencing for criminals, prosecutors have gained greater leverage to extract guilty pleas from defendants and reduce the number of cases that go to trial, often by using the threat of more serious charges with mandatory sentences or other harsher penalties. Continue reading »

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Professor Ron Wright quoted in Christian Science Monitor regarding shorter sentences for some crack cocaine violations

Thousands of federal inmates imprisoned under a 1984 law mandating harsh sentences for crack cocaine violations are eligible for shorter sentences, the US Sentencing Commission ruled Thursday. Continue reading »