Drug War

The War on Drugs Continues to Keep Prisons Full

by Von Diaz on Mar 11, 2014 12:16PM

More than half of those currently incarcerated are there because of drug offenses.

Topics: /NOW, Drug War, Criminal Justice

Congressman's Cocaine Bust Illuminates Race and Gender Sentencing Disparities

by Brentin Mock on Nov 20, 2013 12:00PM

Rep. Radel gets slapped on writs for coke possession. Black and Latino men and women don't get off so easy.

Topics: /NOW, Drug War, Politics, Economy, Criminal Justice, Voting Rights

AG Holder Hints at Major Drug Sentencing Reforms Coming

by Brentin Mock on Aug 8, 2013 11:40AM

Looks like Attorney General Eric Holder is drawing the curtains on the War on Drugs

Topics: /NOW, Drug War, Criminal Justice

Does the Road to Prison Reform Wind Through the Right Wing?

by Shani O. Hilton on Jul 15, 2011 9:52AM

Things have moved slowly on Capitol Hill. Now, NAACP says conservative allies may speed things up.

Topics: Drug War, Politics, Criminal Justice

Elon James White Loves The Wire (And Ending the War On Drugs)

by Bryan Gerhart on Jul 11, 2011 2:16PM

If human decency isn't enough to get people to call for an end to the War on Drugs, maybe TV ratings will do the job.

Topics: Celebrate Love, Drug War

Five Prison Reform Ideas Being Ignored on Capitol Hill

by Shani O. Hilton on Jul 8, 2011 10:20AM

There's no shortage of ideas for fixing the damage done by decades of drug war.

Topics: Drug War, Criminal Justice

The Next Battle for Crack Cocaine Sentence Reform? Congress

by Shani O. Hilton on Jul 1, 2011 11:40AM

Not every crack cocaine offender will have their sentence reduced. Here's why.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Drug War

Justice Revisited! Crack Sentencing Reform Applies to Old Convictions

by Shani O. Hilton on Jun 30, 2011 9:29AM

The U.S. Sentencing Commission voted to retroactively apply Congress' 2010 reform to drug convictions.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Drug War

Evaluating the Drug War on Its 40th Birthday, by the Numbers

by Akiba Solomon, Stokely Baksh on Jun 17, 2011 11:40am

Forty years and $1 trillion in, the war on drugs hasn't worked--unless locking up a massive number of black and brown people was the plan all along.

Javier Sicilia's Poetry in Motion Against the U.S.-Mexico Drug Wars

by Debbie Nathan on Jun 14, 2011 8:56AM

After losing his son to drug violence, a renowned Mexican artist set out on a cross-country trek to dramatize the death that our failed, militaristic response to narcotics has spawned.

Topics: Dispatches, Global Affairs, Drug War