President Clinton supports changes in sentencing for selling cocaine

August 1997
Jet;08/11/97, Vol. 92 Issue 12, p39
Reports on US President Bill Clinton's support of a recommendation from Attorney General Janet Reno to reduce the cocaine versus crack federal sentencing from a one hundred-to-one ratio to a ten-to-one ratio. Disparity in sentencing charged unfair by critics; Congressional Black Caucus for a one-to-one ratio; Statements from Reno and Representative Jesse Jackson Jr..


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