Walter Dickey on WPR discussing cocaine sentencing guidelines

Professor Walter Dickey, former Wisconsin Corrections Secretary, was interviewed by Gil Halstad of Wisconsin Public Radio for a March 18, 2010 broadcast on a law passed in the U.S. Senate which reduces the penalty for the possession and selling of crack cocaine. Since the 1990's, people caught possessing or selling crack cocaine have faced penalties 100 times more severe than people caught with the same amount of powder cocaine. The law just passed reduces that ratio to 18 to 1. An audio recording is available online in the WPR Archives.

Submitted by Erin Syth on March 23, 2010

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