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The War on Drugs Continues to Keep Prisons Full

The War on Drugs Continues to Keep Prisons Full

by Von Diaz on March 11 2014, 12:16PM

More than half of those currently incarcerated are there because of drug offenses.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Drug War, /NOW

Girl Scout Sets Up Outside of Local Weed Shop, Sells Lots of Cookies

Girl Scout Sets Up Outside of Local Weed Shop, Sells Lots of Cookies

by Jamilah King on February 21 2014, 3:54PM

Savvy business woman in the making.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

NAACP Comes Out in Support of Bipartisan Marijuana Legislation

NAACP Comes Out in Support of Bipartisan Marijuana Legislation

by Von Diaz on November 11 2013, 1:17PM

Congress is currently considering legislation that would expand protections for states seeking to decriminalize marijuana.

Topics: /NOW

Grant Program May Incentivize More Weed Arrests Among Blacks

Grant Program May Incentivize More Weed Arrests Among Blacks

by Jamilah King on June 4 2013, 10:40AM

Black Americans were nearly four times more likely than whites to be arrested on charges of marijuana posession in 2010, even though the two groups smoke weed at similar rates

Topics: /NOW

Marijuana Prohibition Turns 75, Blacks Three Times More Likely to be Arrested Than Whites

by Jorge Rivas on September 28 2012, 2:25PM

The most vulnerable members of our society are also the targets of a prison industrial complex out of control and getting bigger every day.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Evaluating the Drug War on Its 40th Birthday, by the Numbers Infographic

Evaluating the Drug War on Its 40th Birthday, by the Numbers

by Akiba Solomon, Stokely Baksh on June 17 2011, 11:40AM

Forty years and $1 trillion in, the war on drugs hasn’t worked—unless locking up a massive number of black and brown people was the plan all along.

Topics: Gender, Criminal Justice, Drug War

Report: Blacks and Latinos Make Up 86 Percent of Pot Arrests in NYC

Report: Blacks and Latinos Make Up 86 Percent of Pot Arrests in NYC

by Julianne Hing on February 15 2011, 12:30PM

If ever a person needed more salient proof of systemic inequities in criminal justice system, these numbers seem to provide it.

Topics: Criminal Justice

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