Forgotten by the Fair Sentencing Act and the First Step Act: Federal Methamphetamine Sentencing Reform

24 Pages Posted: 2 Jul 2020

Date Written: May 9, 2020

Abstract

This paper explores the issue of sentencing guidelines based on outdated premises and unfair treatment and the potential impacts of drug sentencing laws and enhancements not based on empirical data. To address this problem, this paper proposes a bill, similar to the First Step Act, to both retroactively and prospectively lessen the effect of these capricious drug sentencing guidelines.

Suggested Citation

Ferrill, Quincy, Forgotten by the Fair Sentencing Act and the First Step Act: Federal Methamphetamine Sentencing Reform (May 9, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3623531 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3623531

Quincy Ferrill (Contact Author)

Texas Tech School of Law ( email )

1802 Hartford Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79409
United States

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