Friday, July 1, 2011

Watch the Crack Retroactivity Vote!



Watch the U.S. Sentencing Commission's vote on crack retroactivity yesterday -- there are some exciting, moving speeches from the Commissioners.

2 Comments:

Anonymous said...

I am writing in regards to the Retroactivity Guidlines, I believe that it will be a good thing for some that will have a fair chance, but there are those that will never get that fair chance,because of the guidelines, there are people sitting in that federal prison because when they were young they made there mistakes and committed crimes,and they were labeled carer offenders,but over the years they have matured and realize, from those mistakes what they have lost over these years, it has taken there life's away from there loved ones.. I have my fiance Derrick Williams at the federal prison in Adelanto California 2 he has been incarcerated foe 17 years from 22 and a half sentence and may not get that chance to come because of the guidelines, he deserves a chance to an early release,he has lost so much in those 17 years and has matured into a good person he is from Philadelphia PA but he is relocating to California to stay with me to have a chance of a new and better life for himself. sincerely Joanne Vargas Upland California...

Anonymous said...

My name is Derrick Williams, and because of your deleberate actions taken on June 30th me and thousands of others will not benefit from this, from the retroactive amendment guidelines in fact we did not benefit from the 2 point reduction as wall. we instead had to sit bye and watch others who came years later after the harsh guidelines that were mandatory before the supreme decision in booker, either go home or get their time reduced while now awaiting for another time reduction com nov. 1 2011tell me is that "justice" in fact your decision to make the fair sentencing act retroactive in the guidelines is really only in theory because it will not reach the people it was intended to reach, whom lives were destroyed by such unfair sentencing policies, right now I have served 17 years on a 22 and half sentence. Given to me by a career offender guideline that unjustly targeted and affected blacks sentence for crack cocaine,see your own report titled "fifteen years of guidelines sentencing November 2004, that is not something off the top of my head.That is your report, Famm wants it's members to directly write you and thank you as if we need to be politically correct, well i have no need or desire to thank the chairwoman or anybody else, In fact i am disgusted with your Idea of "justice"
I saw a movie where a woman denied an old woman a loan after that old woman begged her to give her that loan, she informed her that she was going to lose her house, The woman who had the power to give the loan was so observed into her own life that she denied the old woman the loan, the old woman put a curse on her, up until the very end,that woman was to blind and arrogant to see that it was not the old womans curse that caused her harm but her own actions.May you and your fellow members forever live with your decisions as we who continue to receive in justice must live with ours.. Sincerely Derrick Williams 48426-066 FCI Victorville 2