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‘Model Inmate’: Father Finally Has Crack Sentence Reduced as U.S. Senate Shelves Reform Bill

Maurice Clifton, 57, spent over two decades incarcerated for aiding and abetting the sale of crack cocaine under the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986, which treats one gram of crack cocaine as 100 grams of powdered cocaine. After he left federal prison on Jan. 10, 2020, he now advocates for the passage of the EQUAL Act, a law that will treat the two substances equally and possibly free 7,000 people.

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Culture

Local Sorority Chapter Raising Scholarship Funds for Mississippi HBCUs  

The Social Action Committee of the Jackson (MS) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is using public forums to bring community voices together on issues that affect Mississippians. The forums have focused on topics like health equity, redistricting, voter suppression, supporting gender equality and educational disparities and inequalities. 

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