A Commission in Washington has voted to reduce sentences for inmates jailed for crack cocaine offences, in a decision that could affect about 12,000 prisoners. As many as 2,000 prisoners will be able to seek a reduced sentence within the year, provided they can show they are not likely to be risks to public safety.
Natasha Darrington speaks with us. Darrington served 11 years of a 15-years and 8-months sentence for involvement in her husband’s cocaine base conspiracy. Also joining us is Geremy Kamens, the First Assistant Federal Public Defender for the Eastern District of Virginia, who says his District includes 880 people who may be eligible for the reductions.