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Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., Testimony of Charles Ogletree: Discriminatory Impact of Mandatory Minimum Sentences in the United States, 18 Fed. Sent'g Rep. 273 (2006).

Abstract: This article presents a testimony of Law Professor Charles Ogletree on mandatory sentencing during a convention of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in the U.S. on May 3, 2006. The founder and executive director of Harvard Law School’s Charles Hamilton Houston Institute on Race and Justice in Cambridge, Massachusetts, testified on behalf of the Justice Roundtable. His comments centered on an egregious example of mandatory sentencing–the disparity between crack and powder cocaine sentencing.