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No Extra Sentence Reduction for Rehab (access required)

A defendant whose sentence for drug conspiracy already has been reduced from 168 months to 84 months under U.S. v. Simmons is not entitled to an additional reduction based on his rehabilitation while in prison; the 4th Circuit says that once the district court departed downward under 18 U.S.C. § 3553(e) for defendant’s substantial assistance, ...

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