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Criminal Practice – Sentencing – Cocaine Trafficking – Parole Eligibility (access required)

The statute under which respondent was sentenced for cocaine trafficking, S.C. Code Ann. § 44-53-370, lists several sentences which are not eligible for parole. Although the sentence respondent received is not on this list, S.C. Code Ann. § 24-13-150 nevertheless makes him ineligible for parole before he serves 85 percent of his sentence. We reverse the ...

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