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Second in a series on the Decriminalization of Drugs in Portugal By Joe Chivers In the last installment of this series on the Portuguese approach to the drug war, we covered the massive addiction problems plaguing Portugal in the 1980s and...
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 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...
by Limus Woods A scene from the 2001 movie Training Day comes to mind when I think about what civil forfeiture is at its root. In the movie, Denzel Washington plays a dirty detective named Alonzo, and Ethan Hawke played...
Mark Osler is a tireless advocate for sentencing and clemency reform.  He is currently a Law Professor and the Robert and Marion Short Distinguished Chair in Law at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, in Minneapolis, Minnesota,...
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Set to open within a few weeks, the room will not be a place to inject drugs or get high, say health providers. Instead, a nurse will monitor heroin users as they come down from the drug's effects. Source: Boston's...

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