Pot Prisoners

By Joe Chivers Every day, it seems that more and more people come around to the idea of legalizing, or at least, decriminalizing, pot. It is paramount that we understand that all is not rosy for those who consume the...
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...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hx7WLlJzrlw
"I have come to believe that experience can truly be a great teacher.  Even when it is painful.  If we look for and use the lessons."  Pinkney Clowers The story of Pinkney Clowers is the story of everything that’s wrong...
by Limus Woods African-American Comedian Dave Chappelle did a standup special once called “Killin’ Them Softly”. In it, there is a part where he jokes about police and how they would act if they shot him or knocked him out...
Great video explaining Why the War on Drugs is a Huge Failure.
By Joe Chivers When we talk about drug decriminalization, the first drug that comes to mind is marijuana, but how does decriminalization affect intravenous drug users (IDUs)? IDUs are largely regarded by the public as the lowest form of drug...
The United States blames Mexico for the supply. Mexico blames the U.S. for the demand. And around and around we go.“We learn from history that we do not learn from history” is one of my favorite, albeit apocryphal, quotations...
Federal Clemency Forecast: Not good, but not hopeless By Nancy Crist Although two leading advocates of clemency and sentencing reform are appalled at President Trump’s promise to grant clemency to family members, they also see it as the chance to shed...

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