Politics & Government

April 20, 2008 10:00 PM

Judges deny some crack convicts legal help on sentences

Last year, the U.S. Sentencing Commission called for lower sentences for crack cocaine offenses after 20 years of complaints that harsh penalties fell disproportionately on African-Americans. Now some judges are refusing to appoint federal public defenders to help prisoners who might be eligible for reduced sentences.

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