Law Prof Doug Berman of Sentencing Law and Policy has a post up today asking readers to rate the following injustices:1. The federal sentences for two border patrol agents, Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean, who each got more than 10 years' in prison for the shooting of a suspected Mexican drug dealer in Texas (details here).
2. The state sentence for Genarlow Wilson, who got 10 years' in prison for having consensual oral sex with a fellow teenager (details here).
3. The possible (but not certain) limited period of extreme pain that a convicted and condemned murderer might feel in the course of an execution.
I'll go with number 2, the sentence with Genarlow Wilson. But, I'd have given another example, one of the many defendants serving life in prison for crack offenses due to the sentencing disparity in powder and crack cocaine penalties.
The U.S. Sentencing Commission is calling for public response (pdf) to various guidelines, including those for crack and powder cocaine offenses.
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