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
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
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