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Race, Class, & Crack Sentencing (Cont.): Study questions. According to the ACLU’s “Cracks in the system” report, why is 100:1 crack-powder sentencing disparity arbitrarily imposed and what have the consequences of this been in the last 20 years? Mandatory minimums Consequences Family structure

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Race class crack sentencing cont study questions

Race, Class, & Crack Sentencing (Cont.):Study questions

According to the ACLU’s “Cracks in the system” report, why is 100:1 crack-powder sentencing disparity arbitrarily imposed and what have the consequences of this been in the last 20 years?

Mandatory minimums

Consequences

Family structure

Voting Rights

Employment opportunities

Social services


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Race, Class, & Crack Sentencing (Cont.):Study questions

According to the ACLU’s “Cracks in the system” report, how have many of the assumptions used in justifying the 100:1 ratio been proved wrong by empirical data?

Harm

Prenatal exposure

High-level drug trafficking

Dangerous conduct


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Race, Class, & Crack Sentencing (Cont.):Study questions

According to the ACLU’s “Cracks in the system” report, what can be done to change current policy?

Federal and State Equalization

High-level traffickers

Judicial discretion


Race class crack sentencing cont other study questions from cracks in the system

Race, Class, & Crack Sentencing (Cont.):Other Study Questions from “Cracks in the System”

What are the myths associated with Crack cocaine?

What has been Congress’s response to the Sentencing Commission Reports of 1995 and 2002?


Race drug sentencing and the law study questions

Race, Drug Sentencing, and the Law:Study Questions

According to David Cole, how are criminal defendants who make selective drug prosecution based on race claims caught in a catch-22a? Why was this important in the case of Christopher Lee Armstrong?

Of discovery and dismissal


Case study in unintended consequences new york s rockefeller drug laws

Case Study in Unintended Consequences: New York’s Rockefeller Drug Laws

  • The Kingpin Loophole and the use of Mules

  • Lifetime probation provision

  • 80% first time felons


Race class crack sentencing cont study questions

Discussion Question:Why are the unintended consequences of New York’s Rockefeller Drug Laws relevant for understanding what happened to Elaine Bartlett in Life on the Outside?

  • OTHER BIG QUESTIONS:

    • How does the book Life on the Outside demonstrate the hidden consequences of our nation's punishment policies on Elaine Bartlett and her family?

    • Do you believe that alternative programs such as community or drug court may have benefited Elaine and/or members of her family?


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