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Crack offenders eligible for early release

In this Oct. 10, 2006 photo, a Los Angeles police officer counts the number of doses of crack cocaine, as he files an evidence police report after a drug related arrest in the Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles. One in every 20 federal prisoners could be eligible for early release under a potential sentencing change for inmates convicted of crack cocaine offenses that will be voted on Thursday, June 30, 2011 by the U.S. Sentencing Commission. Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE