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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...
By Joe Chivers Decriminalization of medical marijuana is a hotly contested topic around the world. While in the United States, 29 states have legalized the drug for this purpose, in other regions, it isn’t so clear cut. Europe, as a...
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...
18 U.S. Code § 924 (c)(1)(A) Except to the extent that a greater minimum sentence is otherwise provided by this subsection or by any other provision of law, any person who, during and in relation to any crime of violence...
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...
The Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections came out with its Final Recommendations for reforming the federal prison system.
Usually there's a really good feeling when you have been proven right. Except when the destruction has caused so many ills of society that there is real question of its repair.
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,...
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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