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Jelani Hayes
Jelani Hayes is an intern in the media department at the Drug Policy Alliance and a senior at the University of Pennsylvania.

Entries by Jelani Hayes

Ending Marijuana Prohibition Must Take a Historical Perspective

(8) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 4:54 AM

When the New York Times called for the federal government to repeal its prohibition of marijuana and let the states decide its fate -- for medicinal or recreational use, production, and sale -- it did not rely solely on issues of the here and now, such as...

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Society's Indifference to Prison Rape Has to End

(3) Comments | Posted August 1, 2014 | 3:52 PM

Recently on Last Week Tonight, John Oliver delivered a great segment on the American prison system. One of the issues he addressed was the public's apathy toward and alarming amusement by the occurrence of rape in prisons. "It's so easy not to care about prisoners," he said....

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How Competing World Cup Nations Champion Drug Policy Reform

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 2:08 PM

The FIFA World Cup presents an opportunity for journalists and activists from the competing nations to bring international attention to issues in their countries. As an intern with the Drug Policy Alliance, I want to seize this occasion to appreciate the progress some of this year's competing nations have made...

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