criminal injustice

Cops Who Turn Against the Drug War Really Matter

Commissaris Muyshondt, sorry to bother you,” said a voice over the phone. “We arrested your brother this morning. Just thought…

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How America’s War on Drugs and War on Terror Go Hand-in-Hand

The United States has not always been committed to upholding opium prohibition in Afghanistan. Instead, its approach for the past…

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Will the Departure of America’s Worst Prosecutor Even Improve Matters?

People sometimes ask who is the worst prosecutor in America, from a human rights standpoint. Most would answer that it…

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Texas Prosecutor Elected on Reform Promise Doubles Down on Marijuana Charges

Bexar County, Texas, home to San Antonio, once rested in the picaresque clutches of District Attorney Nico LaHood, an Islamophobic…

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Here’s How to Abolish Incentives for “Broken Windows” Prosecutions

In 2018, Hennepin County Attorney Michael O. Freeman faced his first serious challenge for the top prosecutor seat in Minneapolis,…

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Code for America to Automate Expungement of Cannabis Convictions in Cook County, IL

On August 27, Chicago’s district attorney announced an ambitious plan to expunge tens of thousands of low-level cannabis convictions. Kim…

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SAMHSA Ushers in Law Enforcement “Fishing Expeditions” for MAT Patients

The federal government’s move to ditch confidentiality regulations for substance use disorder treatment will increase patients’ exposure to law enforcement…

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As Major Report Estimates 5 Million Jailed Each Year, What Now?

At any given moment, there are roughly 600,000 people languishing in local American jails. About three-quarters of them have been…

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“We Want to Inspire Others”⁠—Boston’s First Recreational Cannabis Dispensary to Be Black-Owned

In a symbol of efforts to make the cannabis industry more inclusive, Boston’s first recreational dispensary will be owned and operated…

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Feds Dispute the Efficacy of Safe Consumption Sites at Safehouse Hearing

On August 19 a federal judge in Philadelphia presided over the opening salvo of a legal battle with the potential…

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