Drug Policy Alliance Blog

By Anthony Papa
Starting in November, 6,000 federal prisoners will be released from federal prison, an unprecedented move that is the result of changes made by the U.S. Sentencing Commission last year that lowered federal sentencing… Read More
By Tony Newman
Amy Schumer, Steph Curry, Ed Norton, Jesse Williams, Chris Pine, Russell Simmons, and Piper Kerman are among 90+ celebrities calling for reform to our criminal justice system. The stars are joining the campaign led by #cut50… Read More
By Hannah Hetzer
Drug policy reform is a big tent; it brings together people fighting for criminal justice reform, racial justice, individual liberty, dignity, human rights, public health and public safety. There are experts working on harm… Read More
By Amanda Bent
I still vividly remember the first time I saw naloxone in action. The day began like an average one at the drop-in center—with the buzz of conversation, ringing phones and chaotic sounds of an old action movie on the… Read More
By Laura Krasovitzky
“¡Vivos se los llevaron! ¡Vivos los queremos!” These words echoed around the globe this past weekend, as September 26 marked one year since 43 students were forcefully disappeared by government… Read More
By Amanda Reiman
Dear Expert: Recently, my 15 year-old son was having a sleep over at his friend’s house. The next morning when I went to pick him up, his friend’s mom told me that she caught them smoking pot in the basement. She didn’t… Read More
By Jerry Otero
Tan sólo una miradita a la cobertura mediática reciente del debate político nos muestra cómo se ha infundido una retórica anti-inmigrante y anti-latino penetrante y virulenta. Por un lado,… Read More
By Amanda Reiman
Every 45 seconds a life and a future is put in jeopardy. Every 45 seconds, something that 38 percent of Americans admit to doing becomes an insurmountable barrier to future success. Barriers that are not placed randomly, but… Read More
By Jerry Otero
A glance at recent media coverage shows how a pervasive and virulent anti-immigrant, anti-Latino rhetoric has infused the political debate. From unfair characterizations of Latinos as drug-dealing criminals and rapists to a… Read More
By Daniel Robelo
El 26 de septiembre se cumple un año de la desaparición forzada de 43 estudiantes de la Escuela Normal Rural Raúl Isidro Burgos de Ayotzinapa, y seis personas más. El caso de los normalistas… Read More