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Third and final in a series on the Mexican Drug War By Joe Chivers In previous articles, I’ve covered the history of the Mexican Drug War from its origins until now, so what’s next? It’s a question that’s been pondered...

Robert Jones

Hearing of Robert Jones, a 70 year old cancer patient terminated from HUD housing for using medical marijuana: “I am not a criminal. I have never been a criminal. I am not involved in drug related criminal activity. I beg you to keep my housing supplement.”
by Nancy Crist Kevin Ring was bitten by the political bug after interning on Capitol Hill during college. “I was a typical Hill rat,” Kevin says. “I rose through the ranks.” After graduating from Syracuse University, he worked as a...
He ended up losing his gallbladder and parts of his bowel, colon and rectum. The bullets also damaged his liver, small intestine and pancreas. His lung partially collapsed. His left leg was broken. One of his vertebrae was partially destroyed; two others were fractured. He’ll never walk again or be able to have kids of his own. He’ll also need to use a colostomy bag for the rest of his life.
By Lisa Linbrugger, DWS guest contributor When I heard the news of Attorney General Jeff Session’s promise to double down on the war on drugs, my heart sank. This is clearly a man who knows little of the effects of...
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...
In June of 2016, Drug War Stories did an extensive profile of Commuted Drug War Prisoner, Rudy Martinez, who had been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on a conspiracy drug conviction.  Thankfully, former President...
Ricky Minor: Because of mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines, Ricky was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for attempting to manufacture meth.
"A life sentence, is worse than a death sentence!!! A death sentence you die once!!! A life sentence you die a little every day!!!!" Michael Pelletier, a paraplegic confined to a wheelchair since he was eleven years old, was convicted of...
Amy Povah is the Founder of CAN-DO, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit foundation that advocates Clemency for All Non-violent Drug Offenders. Amy Povah experienced the injustices of the Drug War first hand when she was sentenced to serve 24 years in...

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