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Jermal Dixon After 10 Years For Crack Gets 6 More Months From SDNY Judge Rakoff After 22 on Rikers

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Jan 27 – Jermal Dixon was sentenced for distribution of crack cocaine distribution to 252 months back in March 2009 by U.S. District Court for the South District of New York Judge Jed S. Rakoff. 

 He served ten years and once on supervised release in Virginia, got a job with Amazon. Then according to both him and his lawyer, he fell back in with the wrong crowd in New York and was arrested in March 2018 on Staten Island, for crack and marijuana.   

At a hearing on the alleged violation of supervised released held on January 24, 2020 - after Dixon served 22 months on Rikers Island and two more months in the MCC - Judge Rakoff put questions to the police officer who had arrested Dixon.

   On January 27, Judge Rakoff questioned the quality of the laboratory test of the substances, noting that he was he thought the only one in his college class who did not smoke pot. Ultimately he said the problems with the lab tests and testimony might not matter, given other evidence.

   Judge Rakoff sentenced Dixon on the violations of supervised release to eight month, which minus the two months in the MCC will come to six months. For the 22 months on Rikers Island, Dixon gets no Federal credit. Inner City Press will continue to follow these issues. The case is US v. Dixon, 03-cr-825 (Rakoff).  


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