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,...
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...
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.
The United States blames Mexico for the supply. Mexico blames the U.S. for the demand. And around and around we go.“We learn from history that we do not learn from history” is one of my favorite, albeit apocryphal, quotations...
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Jamiles Lartey Friday 10 March 2017 09.14 EST The attorney general, Jeff Sessions, is advising the federal prosecutors under his authority across the US to re-intensify the nation’s drug war as part of a Department of Justice initiative to target violent crime....
https://twitter.com/CKinstitute/status/843209858031804417?s=09 "When we talk about giving people second chances, a lot of them never had a first chance" -Mark Holden      
Pinkney Clowers Among the many thousands upon thousands who were denied clemency by former President Obama was Pinkney Clowers, sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for drug crimes purportedly committed when he was between the ages...

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