Wilmington renews FED UP program

The city of Wilmington extends its agreement with federal prosecutors as part of the FED UP program.  FED UP, which stands for Federal Enforcement and Detention/Urban Policing Program, has been in effect in Wilmington since 2007.  The goal is to reduce gun violence by using federal prosecution.  Since 2007, about 130 defendants have been arrested for firearm possession.  Those convicted have received an average sentence of nearly four years.  Only a handful have been let off with just probation.  The new agreement between the city and U.S. Attorney for Delaware Charles Oberly extends the FED UP program for another year.

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