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Drug Sentences

At Age 27 I Was Sentenced To Life In Prison For A Nonviolent Drug Crime

Leon Smallwood-Bey | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Leon Smallwood-Bey

If sentenced today I would face a maximum sentence of 20 years, not a living death sentence. I know that the man I've become today deserves to be in the bands of society, to live as a productive citizen and faithful member of my community.

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...

WATCH: This Dad Took Desperate Measures To Save His Son's Life... Then Got Life In Prison

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.06.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

April Anderson and Cole Jackson's father was arrested almost 20 years ago for the intent to distribute half a pound of methamphetamine. The judge sent...

Florida Weighs Easing Mandatory Minimums In Drug Cases

Sun Sentinel | Tonya Alanez | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE -- Having seven hydrocodone painkillers on you without a valid prescription can land you in prison with a mandatory three-year sentence. ...

Ryan J. Reilly

DOJ Makes Big Announcement About Prison Sentences For Drug Crimes

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Federal prosecutors will soon begin applying a policy that helps certain drug offenders avoid mandatory minimum sentences to defendants ...

My Valentine's Day: 28 Years Ago Today I Was Sentenced to 15-to-Life

Anthony Papa | Posted 04.16.2013 | Crime
Anthony Papa

I had delivered four ounces of cocaine for $500 straight into the hands of undercover narcotic officers in Westchester County. It was the biggest mistake I ever made.