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August 26, 2018
Three Strikes Didn’t Work. It’s Time to Pay Reparations
Black and brown men paid the price for supplying what the recreational drug market demanded: cocaine and weed.
Juleyka Lantigua Williams
April 12, 2018
Seven Years Behind Bars for Two Joints — And Now He’s Free
Bernard Noble, whose case became a symbol of harsh drug laws, walks out of a Louisiana prison.
March 8, 2018
Convicted of a Drug Crime, Registered with Sex Offenders
In Kansas, even many minor drug offenders must appear on the state’s public registry. A new bill would change that.
January 17, 2018
Trump Justice, Year One: The Demolition Derby
Here are nine ways the law-and-order president has smashed Obama’s legacy.
November 27, 2017
How Do You Clear a Pot Conviction From Your Record?
It depends on where you live. (Californians, you’re in luck.)
Lee V. Gaines
July 18, 2017
How to Count the Hidden Prisoners
A new study examines the lingering impact of war-on-crime policies.
February 16, 2017
Why Trump’s Wall Won’t Keep Out Heroin
It’s the easiest drug to traffic in small batches, and it is very lucrative.
February 9, 2017
Everything You Think You Know About Mass Incarceration Is Wrong
Or at least misleading, says this contrarian scholar. Here’s why it matters.
April 21, 2016
Why I Hated Being a Cop
Moral conflicts at every turn.
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April 14, 2016
The War on Drugs Isn't Even Working in Prison
Frequent urine tests, controversial scanners, and false positives.
Kenneth E. Hartman