Jose Guerena

Jose Guerena: Within seconds at least 71 shots were fired at Guerena, who was hit dozens of times. No drugs were found.
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...

Weldon Angelos

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.
Why are white men poised to get rich doing the same thing African-Americans have been going to prison for? Source: Jay Z: ‘The War on Drugs Is an Epic Fail’

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.”
Three powerful incarceration stories from the Drug War: Antoinette Frink, Luis Rivera, and Barbra Scrivner