drug crimes

There is a common conservative narrative that the disproportionate incarceration of black people is not the result of systemic racism, but rather of shortcomings within the black community.This "fact" is used to justify a belief that a "culture of violence" is to blame for problems faced by black people in America.
Friday, Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht will be sentenced. He faces the possibility of between 20 years to life behind bars because drugs were bought and sold on his website. But Silk Road's online marketplace actually reduced the harms of drugs in several key ways.
More than two dozen human rights organizations and criminal justice reform groups from around the globe joined together in
President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of eight federal drug defendants on Wednesday, including four who were set to die in federal prison, as part of a new initiative to reduce harsh sentences for nonviolent crimes.
Deputy Attorney General James Cole said in a statement that the eight people granted clemency on Wednesday were "sentenced
The war on drugs is a cruel joke. The U.S. spends more than $50 billion a year on the "war on drugs" with the goal of creating a "drug-free society" -- yet there has never been a "drug-free society" in the history of civilization.
Can we force medication after an inmate's release without infringing on the person's right to refuse treatment? Should we make forced medication a condition of parole? If so, how do mental-health departments and corrections departments handle the logistics of ensuring that a parolee or released convict is getting the treatment and/or medication that he or she needs?
I firmly believe there must be swift and certain consequences for all crime, but I also believe that the way our system deals with low-level, nonviolent and non-serious offenders wastes resources needed to fight more serious crime.
Faith communities fear that long sentences for drug offenses will negatively affect individuals, families and communities
The SSA is a clear message that the America's strategy in the War on Drugs is about to change its tactics.
You would think that Eric Holder, the first African American Attorney General, and Barack Obama, the first African American President, would be vigilant that there was no racial discrimination in the Justice Department of their Administration. You would think.
Newbury and an accomplice, Nicholas Avery, were suspected of using a hydraulic press in the lab to form cocaine into blocks
CORRECTION: This piece has been changed to make clear the drop in the percentage of federal prisoners in custody for drug
And it caused hell for Peter Bauer who, armed with a .38-caliber handgun, allegedly spent his Tuesday morning running from
Opponents of the law said it unfairly penalized the overwhelmingly minority residents of densely-populated urban areas, where
Johnson has told several publications that he smoked marijuana. He told The Weekly Standard that he smoked from 2005 to 2008
The 40th anniversary of the war on drugs became an opportunity for leaders from diverse backgrounds to emerge with the unified message that the drug war failed.
The arrests have been increasing steadily for the past six years, and the latest figures show a 69 percent increase from