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The Lowdown June 16
A little-noticed law could make it easier to punish people for low-level drug crimes — and put them in prison for longer with less proof.
Analysis November 11, 2020
Even in states that have legalized or decriminalized marijuana possession, Black people are still more likely to be arrested for it than White people. These organizers are working to change that.
Feature September 24, 2019
How the United States created the largest immigrant detention system in the world.
Commentary August 26, 2018
Black and brown men paid the price for supplying what the recreational drug market demanded: cocaine and weed.
News April 12, 2018
Bernard Noble, whose case became a symbol of harsh drug laws, walks out of a Louisiana prison.
News March 8, 2018
In Kansas, even many minor drug offenders must appear on the state’s public registry. A new bill would change that.
News January 17, 2018
Here are nine ways the law-and-order president has smashed Obama’s legacy.
News November 27, 2017
It depends on where you live. (Californians, you’re in luck.)
News July 18, 2017
A new study examines the lingering impact of war-on-crime policies.
Commentary February 16, 2017
It’s the easiest drug to traffic in small batches, and it is very lucrative.