Sessions

How the Justice Department May Re-Declare the War on Drugs (and On Us)

by Madison J. Gray

Since Attorney General Jeff Sessions took office we have seen the removal of 46 U.S. attorneys, including two prominent African-Americans in Mississippi; the reversal of... Read More

White Drug Use Inspiring Cease-fire in Drug War

White Drug Use Inspiring Cease-fire in Drug War

by #teamEBONY

With all the current rhetoric around softening the formerly zero-tolerance policy for drug users and sellers, something might be getting lost in the shuffle. ... Read More

Lower Sentences for Drug Offenses Could Come Into Effect Soon

Decreased Sentences for Drug Offenses Might Happen Soon

by #teamEBONY

Sentences for non-violent drug offenses might soon be cut.  Prison terms for most drug offenses in the U.S. should be cut by an average... Read More

drug war protest

War on Drugs Keeps Prisons Full

by Colorlines

The latest stats from the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) shows drug arrests are the main source of incarcerations across the nation—a proportion that... Read More

Sage Gallon Crack(s) Series 2013

Gritty Photo Essay Captures Crack Addiction

by Souleo

Nearly 12 years ago, Sage Gallon was just getting clean after a decade of smoking crack. He’s now reliving those days of substance abuse... Read More

Sentences of Eight Non-Violent Drug Offenders Commuted by President Obama

Sentences of Eight Non-Violent Drug Offenders Commuted by President Obama

by #teamEBONY

Today, President Obama commuted the sentences of eight nonviolent drug offenders — including Clarence Aaron, a man who was sentenced to three life sentences... Read More

An End to the War on Weed

An End to the War on Weed?
Not Likely

by Dr. Khalilah L. Brown-Dean

  Attorney General Eric Holder’s speech to the American Bar Association heralded a major breakthrough in America’s forty-year 'War on Drugs.' He announced that... Read More

Holder Seeks Limits on Mandatory Sentencing

Holder Seeks Limits on Mandatory Sentencing

by Zerlina Maxwell

Attorney General Eric Holder continued his push to eliminate the racial disparities in sentencing, announcing on Monday that the Department of Justice will conduct a comprehensive review... Read More

Clarke Peters and Dominic West in The Wire

Behind the Scenes of The Wire

by Slate

By the time the fourth season of The Wire rolled around, it had already become a cocktail party cliché to say that the show... Read More

The Incarceration Epidemic

How Our Incarceration Rate is a Public Health Problem

by The Atlantic

The U.S. incarceration rate has more than quadrupled since 1980. It's now the highest in the world, just ahead of Russia and Rwanda. It... Read More