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Crack Related Sentences Could be Reduced (Video)

Nearly 12,000 people in federal prison could have their sentences reduced as part of new guidelines involving crack cocaine.

The U.S. Sentencing Commission approved the changes.

The sentences for crack possession and trafficking were lowered last year to make the penalties similar to powder cocaine offenses.

Critics argued the old levels caused discrimination because crack is common in poor, black neighborhoods.

The new change would potentially allow those already in jail a chance at reducing their sentence.

Local law enforcement officials say it may not be the best move.

Jason Ard with the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office says powder cocaine sentences should be increased instead of decreasing the crack-related sentences.

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