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Charleston Prosecutors Treat Black and White Men Equally, Report Finds. Really?

How many former prosecutors does it take to give a white elected prosecutor in the Deep South a glowing reference…

October 15, 2021

House Votes to Equalize Sentencing for Crack and Powder Cocaine

On September 28, the US House of Representatives approved a bill to make punishments for federal crack cocaine charges the…

September 30, 2021

Marijuana Possession Arrests Plunge in NYC Post-Legalization

Marijuana arrests in New York City have dropped to the single digits since former Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the state's…

September 7, 2021

Hip Hop and Harm Reduction on Tour

Hip hop, like other music genres, is no stranger to drug overdose. The list of dead rappers grows ever-longer: DMX,…

August 30, 2021

To Support Indigenous Rights in Latin America, Decolonize Drug Policies

Drug prohibition has had a devastating impact on Indigenous peoples in Latin America. Over the past century, it has been…

August 12, 2021

Bombshell Paper Names the Federal Judges Guilty of the Most Racist Sentencing

It has long been known that people of color get harsher criminal sentences in federal criminal court for the same…

August 2, 2021

Chuck Schumer Reveals the First-Ever Senate Marijuana Legalization Bill

The first draft of a long-anticipated Senate bill to federally legalize marijuana has been released—and its sponsors are asking for…

July 14, 2021

Gwen Levi and the “Sentencing Goals” That Shouldn’t Apply

Around 90 percent of criminal cases are handled by county court systems, where inflexibility on disproportionately harsh sentencing outcomes is…

July 12, 2021

Biden Vows to End Racist Crack Cocaine Sentencing That He Helped Establish

The Biden administration has again voiced support for ending a law that punishes possession or distribution of crack cocaine far…

June 24, 2021

Why a Menthol Cigarette Ban Cannot Be the Answer

It's Been A Long Time Coming...A Long Time Coming...But I Know A Change is Gonna Come...Oh Yes It Will! The…

June 9, 2021