Drug Policy Alliance Blog

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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02/12/14
By Maggie Taylor
President Obama’s recent remarks on marijuana have been getting a lot of press. By admitting that marijuana is less dangerous than alcohol, the President has become a powerful voice in favor of re-evaluating our nation... Read More

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02/11/14
By Yolande Cadore
A few days before last week’s Super Bowl, I walked into my colleagues’ office to discuss the marijuana themed naming frenzy taking over Facebook and other social media circuits. Our conversation on naming the... Read More

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02/07/14
By Tony Newman
We are witnessing the beginning of the end of our disastrous war on drugs. 58% of Americans nationally support marijuana legalization. World leaders like former UN head Kofi Annan are calling for an end to the drug war. U.S... Read More

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02/06/14
By Sharda Sekaran
In the days since the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, like many others I am reeling from the shock of losing an actor with profound mastery for his craft. He was compelling to watch -- an extraordinarily gifted person who... Read More

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02/04/14
By Ethan Nadelmann and Tony Newman
(CNN) -- People are mourning the tragic overdose death of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found Sunday morning alone in his New York apartment with a needle in his arm and empty bags of heroin. When a... Read More

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