Finally, some good news from Tennessee! :)
Federal inmates sentenced for possessing crack cocaine have begun to have their sentences slashed in Middle Tennessee after federal rules changed the way crack offenders should be punished.
The U.S. Sentencing Commission ruled in July that new guidelines on crack cocaine sentences should also apply to past cases. The guidelines came in response to large disparities in how defendants were sentenced for crack, with a gram of crack leading to just as harsh of a penalty as for 100 grams of powder cocaine.
Inmates’ crack cocaine sentences being reduced - The Tennessean, 1/2/12
It’s about time.