Prison terms for crack cocaine offenses reduced – U.S. Sentencing Commission brings such sentences in line with the shorter terms given to…

By Richard A. Serrano, Washington Bureau — About 12,000 federal prisoners nationwide may soon be going home, some as much as three years early, under a U.S. Sentencing Commission decision to allow retroactive reductions in prison terms for inmates convicted of crack cocaine offenses. [Full story: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-crack-prisoners-20110701,0,4563524.story ]

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Prison terms for crack cocaine offenses reduced – U.S. Sentencing Commission brings such sentences in line with the shorter terms given to…