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 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...
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...
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.
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.

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 Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections came out with its Final Recommendations for reforming the federal prison system.
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...
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.

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