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


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


  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