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Black people: Don’t Get Played by Talk of A ‘Kinder’ War on Drugs

For years, we’ve been having a national conversation about the opioid crisis largely perceived to…

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

Since Attorney General Jeff Sessions took office we have seen the removal of 46 U.S. attorneys,…

White Drug Use Inspiring Cease-fire in Drug War

With all the current rhetoric around softening the formerly zero-tolerance policy for drug users and…

Lower Sentences for Drug Offenses Could Come Into Effect Soon

Decreased Sentences for Drug Offenses Might Happen Soon

Sentences for non-violent drug offenses might soon be cut.  Prison terms for most drug offenses…

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War on Drugs Keeps Prisons Full

The latest stats from the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) shows drug arrests are the…

Sage Gallon Crack(s) Series 2013

Gritty Photo Essay Captures Crack Addiction

Nearly 12 years ago, Sage Gallon was just getting clean after a decade of smoking…

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

Today, President Obama commuted the sentences of eight nonviolent drug offenders — including Clarence Aaron,…

An End to the War on Weed, CBS Rejects Medical Marijuana Super Bowl Ad

An End to the War on Weed? Not Likely

  Attorney General Eric Holder’s speech to the American Bar Association heralded a major breakthrough…

Holder Seeks Limits on Mandatory Sentencing

Attorney General Eric Holder continued his push to eliminate the racial disparities in sentencing, announcing on Monday that…

Clarke Peters and Dominic West in The Wire

Behind the Scenes of The Wire

By the time the fourth season of The Wire rolled around, it had already become…