Drug Policy Alliance: California Fair Sentencing Act to Eliminate the Disparities Between Crack and Powder Cocaine Sentencing Passes out of its Final Committee with 12 Votes

July 03, 2014

Mitchell’s bill will correct the groundless disparity in sentencing, probation and asset forfeiture guidelines for possession of crack cocaine for sale versus the same crime involving powder cocaine that has resulted in a pattern of racial discrimination in sentencing and incarceration in California. SB 1010 now moves on to the Assembly floor for its final legislative vote.

Source: http://www.drugpolicy.org/news/2014/07/california-fair-sentencing-act-eliminate-disparities-between-crack-and-powder-cocaine-s