On January 25, 2008, Paul Cassell, a professor at the S.J.Quinney College of Law and former federal judge, was quoted in the Los Angeles Times on the issue of crack cocaine sentences.
The article focuses on Atty Gen. Michael Mukasey’s statement that early release for federal prisoners convicted under harsh crack cocaine sentencing laws could lead to an increase in crime. Cassell provides a contrasting opinion that the early release of a small number of inmates under new U.S. Sentencing Commission guidelines will not affect crime rates and will have a positive effect on “the perceived fairness of our federal criminal justice system.”
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