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Nonviolent Drug Crime

In 2014, Someone Was Arrested for Marijuana Every 45 Seconds

Amanda Reiman | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics
Amanda Reiman

Every 45 seconds, something that is the butt of jokes among well-fed politicians becomes a life-ending third strike for someone else.

Ending the Drug War Won't End Mass Incarceration -- But It's a Necessary First Step

Daniel Robelo | Posted 08.12.2015 | Crime
Daniel Robelo

The momentum is heartening but not nearly enough. We've only scratched the surface -- feel-good rhetoric, a few dozen pardons -- while leaving the larger, unjust, racist system intact.

Extreme Sentencing -- the 'New Normal?'

Vanita Gupta | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Vanita Gupta

It should outrage us that a homeless man will be in prison for the rest of his life because he was the middleman in the sale of $10 worth of marijuana.

Following the Caravan for Peace

Kurt Schmoke | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics
Kurt Schmoke

Drug use will never be completely eradicated, but that doesn't mean we should throw up our hands and do nothing. We need to get back to what should have been the goal of the War on Drugs all along: a society where drug abuse is as rare and as manageable as we can make it.