In November 2015, the ONDCP issued its annual report assessing progress toward the seven goals. Most of the Strategy goals were either not met, or movement was in the opposite direction - in other words, illicit drug use stayed the same or increased and public health suffered.
Tim Tyler, at the age of 25, received the mandatory minimum sentence of life in prison, without the possibility of parole, for selling LSD.
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...
Today President Obama commuted the sentences of 102 more prisoners, most of whom were non-violent drug offenders.  Two of those receiving clemency have been featured on Drug War Stories, Arlana Moore, sentenced to life for trading boxes of Sudafed...
by Joe Chivers Decriminalization worked in Portugal, but would it work in Mexico? In recent months, the Mexican president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has been pushing for decriminalization of all drugs. Mexico has been torn apart by...
By Joe Chivers Typically, it is the DEA, the police, or the federal authorities who pursue drug offenders, but there have been several points in history where the United States has used its overwhelming military might against smaller countries as...
Weldon Angelos was only twenty-five years old when he was sentenced to a mandatory 55-year prison sentence under mandatory minimum drug and gun laws for selling marijuana.
By Limus Woods Oregon is only 2% African-American, but 9% of this ethnic group makes up the entire jail population there. Recently, legislators from the Beaver State passed a bill to decriminalize certain street drugs, meaning that someone arrested...
By Joe Chivers When discussing the War on Drugs, we must discuss not only the fatal impact it has had on millions of people, but also the subtler effects. While less lurid, these effects have damaged lives in tragic and...
The Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections came out with its Final Recommendations for reforming the federal prison system.

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