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Orange Is The New Black Sheds Light on the Drug War and Imprisoned Women

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A young girl  walks into the kitchen to see four women, one of whom is her mother, sitting around a kitchen table in their bras cutting, weighing and packaging cocaine and heroin. Looking… Continue reading

US Sentencing Commission votes unanimously to reduce sentences of nonviolent drug offenders retroactively

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  The U.S. Sentencing Commission has passed a measure that will reduce sentences for nonviolent drug offenders in federal prisons.  These reductions will be applied retroactively.  As the Wall Street Journal reports: The… Continue reading