A long, long time ago, there was a guy named Paul McCartney. He had once been part of a band called the Beatles, which existed an even longer time ago. McCartney is these days an elder statesman of rock 'n' roll, but his musical legacy was briefly revived in a recent West Virginia arrest.
The good news is that there is undeniable momentum among Democrats and Republicans alike for sentencing reform. The bad news regarding the federal sentencing reform being discussed in the U.S. House and Senate is twofold: 1. the legislation hasn't been passed yet, and 2. even if it is passed and signed, it only addresses federal sentencing; it won't change guidelines in West Virginia, Pennsylvania or any other state.