The news has just come out that the United States has reduced the sentencing guidelines for crimes that involve federal drug trafficking. This means good things for those who have yet to be sentenced, but it is also positive for those serving time on drug trafficking charges right now. These individuals are going to be able to appeal to have their time in prison reduced.
On average, those who have been convicted may be able to have their sentences reduced by 25 months. That is a lot of time spent in jail that will be spent free if you just appeal the charges. For many prisoners this means early release from federal prison and a new chance at life much sooner than they probably expected. It is also saving tax dollars which is a big plus.