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Despite Errors Found in Audit and a Pending Investigation, Oklahoma Reelects Incumbent Sheriff

Adam Banner | Posted 11.14.2016 | Crime
Adam Banner

In March of this year, an Oklahoma County judge was "appalled" to learn that inmates at the Oklahoma County jail were expected to pay not only their c...

Colombian Drug Lord Sentenced To 35 Years In U.S. Prison

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 07.26.2016 | World

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Colombian drug kingpin was sentenced on Monday to 35 years in a U.S. prison for engaging in a multi-million dollar scheme to ma...

Duterte Defends His Deadly War On Drugs in The Philippines

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 07.25.2016 | World

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed big reforms to tackle chronic economic flaws on Monday and defended his pursuit of a dea...

Early Release Drops Prison Population Down, But Is Not a Long-Term Solution

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 11.24.2016 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

While the recent release of drug offenders is a promising start, those releases were for prisoners who were already close to leaving. In the coming two or three years, we'll see several thousand more such early releases related to that initiative, with a total of tens of thousands of federal prisoners effected by the sentencing reduction.

Make Criminal Justice Reform a Key Issue in 2016

Michael Shammas | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
Michael Shammas

The state of our criminal justice system is simply so bad, the political climate for change so good, that it would be an epic desertion of our civic duties -- and of the pressure we as voters possess -- to let the 2016 election slip by without electoral promises of far-reaching reform. Which is why criminal justice must be a key issue for 2016 voters.

Drug Treatment Court Participation Down

Elaine Pawlowski | Posted 04.06.2015 | Impact
Elaine Pawlowski

If substance use disorder, misuse of drugs and alcohol along with the rising overdose rate is viewed as a health crisis why are drug policies still seeking solutions within the criminal justice system?

Save America's Most Dangerous City: Provide Entrepreneurship Education to Every Child

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.21.2013 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Our smart, savvy urban youth know it's tough to get a job, and know they can make real money selling drugs -- and most of them have never been taught anything about legal entrepreneurship.

How to Lie With Statistics

Amanda Reiman | Posted 08.10.2013 | Crime
Amanda Reiman

Although the outcome of a recent study was framed as, "Marijuana is the drug most often linked to crime in the United States," a closer look reveals the roots of old school reefer madness.

The Drug War Is Over, and We Lost

Dennis Trainor | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

What could possibly be the federal government's objection to letting the public know that about the health benefits of medical marijuana?

Is Marijuana Responsible For California's Drop In Youth Crime?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.01.2012 | San Francisco

Between 2010 and 2011, California experienced a drastic 20 percent decrease in juvenile crime--bringing the underage crime rate to the lowest level si...

Obama Drug Policy: Reforming the Criminal Justice System

Rafael Lemaitre | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics
Rafael Lemaitre

There is no simple, straightforward fix to America's drug problem. Successfully combating this social challenge requires an approach that blends drug treatment, smart law enforcement and alternatives to incarceration.

Nearly 10,000 tons of marijuana found on Houston's eastside

Houston Chronicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Drug agents and police are searching for the smugglers of nearly 10,000 pounds of marijuana seized on Houston's eastside, a U.S. Immigration and Custo...

Breaking Our Addiction to Prison

Gen. Barry McCaffrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gen. Barry McCaffrey

It has been proven beyond a reasonable doubt that Drug Courts work. Drug Courts significantly reduce drug abuse and crime and do so at less expense than any other justice strategy.