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While men are more likely to be targeted by drug law enforcement, many of the drug war’s victims are women. Largely as a result of draconian drug laws, women are one of the fast growing segments of the U.S. prison… Read More
Overview With less than 5 percent of the world’s population but nearly 25 percent of its incarcerated population, the United States imprisons more people than any other nation in the world – largely due to the war on… Read More
Extend your learning Learn about effective ways to address problematic opioid use and overdose. DPA has an action plan that outlines a robust response focused on effective treatment, harm reduction, prevention, and… Read More
This issue brief explains New York's new 911 Good Samaritan Law that went into effect on September 18, 2011. Enclosed is background information about overdose deaths in New York, details about the new law which seeks to… Read More
This fact sheet explains how 911 Good Samaritan laws can save lives. These laws protect people from arrest and prosecution for drug possession when they call 911 to report an overdose.
List of states with 911 Good Samaritan laws and/or naloxone access policies in place.
DPA Telephone Town Hall: Piper Kerman, Author of “Orange is the New Black,” On What Television Can and Can't Tell Us About Women, The Drug War, and Mass Incarceration
In this Drug Policy Telephone Town Hall, best-selling author Piper Kerman (Orange is the New Black) discusses her experience in prison and shares her thoughts on the exponential increase in the incarceration… Read More
Available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Hebrew, Russian, Czech, Greek and Papiamento, Safety First: A Reality-Based Approach to Teens and Drugs provides parents with the tools needed to evaluate and discuss strategies… Read More
Nationwide Coalition Calls on Department of Justice to Denounce Enhanced Sentence for Pregnant Woman
A coalition of 48 reproductive justice, drug policy reform, women's rights and civil liberties organizations sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to renounce enhanced… Read More
80 Organizaciones hacen un llamado para terminar con la guerra contra las drogas y proteger a la niñez
Esta carta firmada por organizaciones de derechos civiles, inmigración, justicia criminal, justicia racial, derechos humanos, y religiosas; exige un fin a la guerra contra las drogas en el nombre de proteger a los niños… Read More