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Drug Sentencing Laws

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.

President Obama Sends Powerful Message on Draconian Drug Sentencing

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 02.19.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The end result of the bloated, grotesque drug war is that the U.S., with five percent of the planet's population, has nearly 25 percent of its inmates.

States with Harsh Drug Sentencing Working Towards Reform

The Huffington Post | Patrice Peck | Posted 08.29.2012 | Black Voices

There are more black men behind bars or under the watch of the criminal justice system than there were enslaved in 1850, wrote Michelle Alexander, aut...