Man serving life for 140 grams of crack is one of thousands counting on the First Step Act
NBC News
December 19, 2018

Edward Douglas, left, with family before he was sent to prison. Courtesy of The Decarceration Collective

“Edward Douglas, serving life for selling 140 grams of crack, is among more than 2,000 federal inmates serving lengthy prison terms for crack-related offenses, part of the costly legacy of America’s turn to mandatory minimum drug-sentencing laws three decades ago. Now, they may have a shot at freedom with the passage of the First Step Act.”

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