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California Drug War

Lydia O'Connor

California's Former Prisoners Often Don't Know They Can Vote, Study Finds | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics

With severe overcrowding, abuse allegations and controversial sentencing laws, California’s prison system is a knotty political topic that often app...

Matt Sledge

California Voters Deal Blow To Prisons, Drug War | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

California approved a major shift against mass incarceration on Tuesday in a vote that could lead to the release of thousands of state prisoners. N...

Clear Majority Of California Latinos Reject War On Drugs

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 05.20.2014 | Latino Voices

California Latinos would really like the war on drugs to end, according to a poll released Tuesday. Seven in 10 California Latinos want to reduce p...

California Gov. Jerry Brown Carries the Torch for the War on Drugs

Lynne Lyman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Lynne Lyman

Brown rejected the national 'smart on crime' trend and pragmatic public policy by vetoing SB649, which aimed to give judges and district attorneys the discretion to charge possession of small amounts of illicit drugs as a felony or a misdemeanor.

Radley Balko

A Drug Warrior Falls | Radley Balko | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

It seems appropriate that the career politician Rep. Dan Lungren (R-Calif.) would be defeated in the same election in which voters in his own state re...