Drug Policy Alliance Blog

02/21/14
By Alexis R. Posey
I am a little embarrassed to admit when my friend/colleague mentioned Dr. Joycelyn Elders I had no idea who she was talking about (blame the public school system if you like) and it wasn’t until I went home and hit up... Read More

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02/20/14
By Maggie Taylor
Baltimore is a beautiful city, home to the glittering Inner Harbor, mouth-watering crab, and the best ballpark on earth. But if there’s one thing Baltimoreans know, it’s the ravages that drugs can have on... Read More

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02/20/14
By Hannah Hetzer
Last week, three human rights groups called on the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to immediately halt anti-drug funding to Vietnam after it was revealed that 30 people were sentenced to death for drug... Read More

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02/19/14
By Sam Branson
There has been a lot of talk on drug laws this week, mainly due to the tragic passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman. His death came as a shock, equalled by the cause of it. A middle aged and incredibly lauded actor at the top of... Read More

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02/19/14
By Kassandra Frederique
I've learned in my four years in the drug policy reform field that if you wait long enough, the same ill-informed and racist drug war propaganda will be rehashed over and over again. As I read the New York Times this... Read More

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02/18/14
By Anthony Papa
New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced that NYS will fund college for prisoners. He hopes that this will give those serving time in prison an opportunity to obtain a college degree which in turn will help... Read More

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02/13/14
By Tony Newman
Over the past six months, President Obama and Attorney General Holder have made a series of moves indicating that they are serious about reducing mass incarceration and fixing our broken criminal justice system. And it is... Read More

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02/13/14
By Melody Lee
Our nation’s racist drug policies and the racial inequality endemic to the American criminal justice system must be the key component of Obama’s address this Thursday. President Obama is expected to announce the... Read More

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02/12/14
By Anthony Papa
Recently, the Obama administration continued to focus on criminal justice reform by zeroing in on felony disenfranchisement and calling for the restoration of voting rights to former felons.  In a speech during a... Read More

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02/12/14
By Lynne Lyman
When LA Times reporter Paige St. John tweeted that private prison industry leader Corrections Corporation of America’s (CCA) stock took a nose dive after the federal judges announced they would give California two... Read More

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