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Race and Drug Crimes

Federal Drug Sentencing Is About to Get Smarter: How the War on Drugs Is Changing

Steven Brill | Posted 06.02.2014 | Crime
Steven Brill

The SSA is a clear message that the America's strategy in the War on Drugs is about to change its tactics.

Report Shows Ugly Racial Disparity In Drug Convictions

The Huffington Post | Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An African-American convicted of a low-level drug crime in Cook County is eight times more likely than his white counterpart to face prison time for i...

Racial Shift In Drug-Crime Prisoners: More Whites And Fewer Blacks

Washington Post | Darryl Fears | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

For the first time since crack cocaine sparked a war on drugs 20 years ago, the number of black Americans in state prisons for drug offenses has falle...