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Advocates urge Congress to act to address harsh sentencing laws during lame-duck session

By Mary Kuhlman Public News Service People languishing in federal prison for decades on nonviolent drug convictions may get a new chance at justice if the U.S, Senate finds the political will to pass sentencing reform in the final weeks of the lame-duck session. Groups on both left and right on the political spectrum support the First Step Act, a series of measures to give judges more freedom to get...