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Non Violent Crime

The Cost of Lying: For One Lab Scientist Who Fabricated Evidence, Just Two Years in Prison

Jessica S. Henry | Posted 04.19.2016 | Crime
Jessica S. Henry

Wrongful convictions caused by scientific misconduct have a special taint. We rely on forensic scientists to tell us about the evidence because we don't have the expertise to do their job. When scientists lie, and we believe them, everyone loses.

Who Is the Real Enemy in the War on Drugs?

Michael Komorn | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics
Michael Komorn

Overreaching governmental intrusions into our personal privacy, criminalization of minor drug offenses and an extremely overpopulated prison are realities we've all begrudgingly come to accept. But why?

John Rudolf

Florida Prisoners Serving 194 Percent More Time For Drugs Than In 1990s, Study Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 06.06.2012 | Crime

Florida inmates convicted of non-violent drug crimes spent 194 percent more time behind bars in 2009 than they did in 1990, costing the state billions...

What If Released Inmates Stopped Committing Crimes?: Prison Reform That's Already Working -- Like Nothing You've Seen Before

Pamela Gerloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pamela Gerloff

Let's start changing our lock-up facilities into places that actually cause inmates to change their behavior -- so that when they leave them they never go back.

Drug Czar of My Dreams

Matt Elrod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Elrod

A significant reallocation of scarce resources from criminal justice to public health solutions is long overdue, but drug policy is multi-disciplinary and international in scope.