Special Report to the Congress: Cocaine and Federal Sentencing Policy
United States Sentencing Commission
Feb 1, 1995

USSC-logoIn the Omnibus Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, Congress directed the United States Sentencing Commission to study federal sentencing policy as it relates to possession and distribution of all forms of cocaine. Specifically, Congress directed the Sentencing Commission to report on the current federal structure of differing penalties for powder cocaine and crack cocaine offenses and to provide recommendations for retention or modification of these differences. This special report was published in February 1995.

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