United States v. Chen, No. 20-50333 (9th Cir. 2022) In 2007, Chen was convicted of six drug-related counts and two counts of possession of a firearm, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 924(c). In 2008, at the time Chen was sentenced, 924(c) required imposition of mandatory minimum 5 years for a defendant’s first 924(c) conviction, and […]
The First Circuit Indicated that there was not enough evidence to uphold a ruling that Patch had more involvement in the drug scheme.
Blakinger & Hamilton Elkton FCI, a federal prison hotspot for COVID-19 cases earlier this summer and the object of legal scrutiny due to its handling of the virus, was outlined in an article for The Marshall Project by Keri Blakinger and Keegan Hamilton. In the article, Blakinger and Hamilton discuss the discrepancies between the conditions […]
“An agency that is constitutionally required to maintain the health, safety, and rehabilitation of 160,000 people deserves continuous oversight, not a hearing once or twice a year.” Kevin Ring Sentencing Law and Policy is being used to bring light to the need for independent oversight of the federal Bureau of Prisons. In this post, Professor […]