MONTPELIER – Prisology, a national non-profit organization that advocates for common sense, criminal justice policies, has submitted final comments in support of retroactive application of Amendment 782 to the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines.
Amendment 782 modestly reduces federal drug penalties, and is set to take effect on November 1, 2014. The U.S Sentencing Commission is presently considering whether to apply the amendment retroactive to individuals sentenced before November 1, 2014.
Prisology’s final comments concerning retroactivity of Amendment 782 emphasize fairness. Prisology’s Executive Director, Brandon Sample, wrote on behalf of the organization that:
“The Commission in its unique role within our system of government represents society’s values and conceptions of the law with regard to federal sentencing. In our opinion, society views the “fair” application of Amendment 782 through a lens of inclusivity, and not one of restrictions.”
The Commission is set to vote on retroactivity of Amendment 782 on July 18th.
A copy of Prisology’s full comments can be accessed here.
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