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"A Poster Boy for the Long-Sentenced, Non-Violent Drug Offender?"

Sen. Cory Booker gives William Underwood as an example of a man "serving a life sentence ... for a nonviolent drug crime he committed in 1988." But "[t]he government's evidence at trial showed that from the 1970's until his arrest in late 1988, Underwood supervised and controlled an extensive and extremely violent narcotics trafficking operation involving a number of murders and conspiracies to murder ...."

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