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California Drug Sentencing Reform

Saki Knafo

California Takes Overdue Stand Against 'Failed Drug Laws' | Saki Knafo | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics

California lawmakers finally reformed a drug sentencing law that critics throughout the country long denounced as racist. The California Fair Sente...

Narrowing the Racial Divide in the War on Drugs

NCLR Action Fund | Posted 10.28.2014 | Latino Voices
NCLR Action Fund

Just look at the facts, and it becomes clear that America's egregious rates of incarceration of blacks and Latinos stem from the enforcement of unfair sentencing laws -- laws that are grounded in racist policy, and that are desperately in need of reform.

Saki Knafo

White America Does The Crime, Black America Gets The Time | Saki Knafo | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

White Americans are more likely than black Americans to have used most kinds of illegal drugs, including cocaine, marijuana and LSD. Yet blacks are fa...

Saki Knafo

State Bill Would Give Drug Users Treatment Instead Of Prison Time | Saki Knafo | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

When Daniel Romero was first arrested for drug possession, at the age of 21, he had been getting high for more than a decade. He started smoking pot w...

Aaron Sankin

California Takes Huge Stride Toward Reforming Its Drug War | Aaron Sankin | Posted 05.03.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- A bill that passed the California State Senate earlier this week has the potential to fundamentally change the way the state deals wi...

Aaron Sankin

California Braces For Drastic Reform Of Its Drug Laws | Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.27.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- A new bill introduced by California State Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) would give county prosectors more flexibility in decidi...