criminal injustice

Breaking Down a Model Bill to Decriminalize All Drugs

On August 6, the Drug Policy Alliance* released a detailed proposal to decriminalize all drugs at the federal level. The…

August 20, 2020

The “Progressive Prosecutor” Movement Spreads, But Unevenly

It is hard for prosecutors to let go of the prosecutorial identity, as seen by the numerous US politicians and…

August 19, 2020

Drive to Free Black Woman With Marijuana Life Sentence Exposes “Habitual Criminal” Laws

“Give a mother the chance to hold her child again.” So reads a petition, launched on August 15, to free…

August 19, 2020

Kamala Harris Was Mocking “Schools Not Jails” Not So Long Ago

When Kamala Harris was still San Francisco’s district attorney in 2010, she delivered a talk at the Commonwealth Club where…

August 13, 2020

How Would Dismantling the DHS Affect the War on Drugs?

It's time to abolish the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), writes ACLU Director Anthony Romero in an August 9…

August 12, 2020

Methadone Patients’ Data Poised to Be Entered Into PDMPs

Starting August 14, methadone patients face the very real possibility that their long-protected privacy will be gone. The Substance Abuse…

August 12, 2020

Law Enforcement Unions Sue for Fear LA Will Vote to Fund Communities, Not Cops

A diverse group of Los Angeles labor organizations, helmed by law enforcement, is working to block voters from deciding whether…

August 11, 2020

Will Californians Vote to Eliminate Cash Bail in November?

Voters in the nation’s largest state will have the chance in November to decide directly on a key policy impacting…

August 10, 2020

Prisoners’ Justice Day Is Every Day for Those of Us Who Have Lived Inside

Prisoners’ Justice Day is every day of the year to all of us who have been incarcerated. But we come…

August 10, 2020

As the DEA Swarms US Cities, Its Abolition Should Be Prioritized

As the President sends Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents to Chicago and other cities to conduct local law enforcement having…

August 10, 2020