This week, the United States Sentencing Commission cut federal prison terms for drug offenses. The reform, adopted on July 18, 2014, retroactively decreases the drug table set forth in the United States sentencing guidelines by two offense levels across all drug types. Effective November 1, 2014, some 50,000 people who are currently incarcerated in the federal prison system for drug offenses could be eligible for a reduction of their sentence by an average of nearly two years, with their releases beginning on November 1, 2015.
The federal government had already reduced the sentencing guidelines for offenses going forward. What they did this week was to apply the same logic to those who had already been sentenced.
If you have a friend or relative in federal prison and need assistance in making an application, please contact Attorneys Hartman, Chartered.