Prison Fellowship Voices Support for Bill to End Cocaine Sentencing Disparity That Disproportionately Affects Black Americans

Prison Fellowship and FAMM hosted a panel to discuss the crack cocaine disparity in the criminal justice system on March 9, 2021. | Zoom

The world’s largest evangelical prison ministry organization has voiced support for a Democrat-sponsored bill that could eliminate the sentencing disparity between crack cocaine and cocaine powder in federal sentencing laws that disproportionately affect black Americans.

In a reporter’s roundtable on Tuesday, Prison Fellowship partnered with Families Against Mandatory Minimums to discuss the difference between how crack and powdered cocaine are punished in the criminal justice system.

During the event, reporters heard from individuals who have suffered from this disparity and advocate for how the Equal Act could rectify the problem.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Emily Wood