https://twitter.com/CKinstitute/status/843209858031804417?s=09 "When we talk about giving people second chances, a lot of them never had a first chance" -Mark Holden      
Jeremy Theoret, co-founder and President of Drug War Stories, used to be a teacher, until he lost his job because of a baseless accusation that he "smelled like marijuana." So he went to law school, became a lawyer, and started Drug War Stories.
By Joe Chivers If you are even a casual reader of the news, the dark situation in the Philippines cannot have escaped your attention. Filipino President, Rodrigo Duterte, hasn’t so much got blood on his hands as he has his...
By Joe Chivers It is no exaggeration to state that the Opioid epidemic that is currently ravaging the United States is the largest public health threat to the nation today. Indeed, it is hard to underestimate the true scale of...
Kevin Ott, 53, is serving a sentence of life without parole for a drug conviction. In April, 2016, Drug War Stories wrote to Kevin and requested a response to a questionnaire. Kevin's responses were received on May 2, 2016....
Craig Cesal's daughter, Lauren Cesal, talks about her father who is serving a life sentence for marijuana. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWNNXR_IAGY]
The Economic Burden of Incarceration in the United States Report finds economic costs of incarceration top $1 trillion in the United States annually In July 2016, the Concordance Institute for Advancing Social Justice at the George Warren Brown School of Social...
Jamiles Lartey Friday 10 March 2017 09.14 EST The attorney general, Jeff Sessions, is advising the federal prosecutors under his authority across the US to re-intensify the nation’s drug war as part of a Department of Justice initiative to target violent crime....
On this day when we honor the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr., I couldn't help wonder what Dr. King might say today about the War on Drugs.

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