War On Drugs

Capping off a week of events and political actions to tackle prison reform, President Obama on Thursday became the first sitting president to visit a…

A week after the White House announced the president would commute sentences for dozens of non-violent drug offenders this summer, Barack Obama made good on the…

Following his plan to rectify the “war on drugs” that jailed thousands and destroyed communities, President Obama is expected to commute the sentences of dozens…

A new report from MetricMaps details a shocking statistic — in 16 states in the nation, there are more people locked up in correctional facilities than those…

This is what dreams are made of. President Barack Obama, who isn’t shy about his love for “one of the greatest, not just television shows,…

On Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder (pictured) announced his “Smart on Crime” initiative, calling for major changes to drug sentencing, the release of elderly prisoners,…

Being a college student at the time, I clearly remember when Nancy Reagan and the conservative wave in national government helped usher in the nation’s…

A new documentary, “The House I Live In” covers the 40 year history of the so-called “War On Drugs.” The movie is directed by Eugene Jarecki and premiered recently at the Sundance Film Festival. The documentary features commentary from “The Wire” creator, David Simon and focuses on the racial inequalities in the judicial system in […]

As we recall the civil rights gains that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. worked so hard for, noted legal scholar Michelle Alexander claims there’s still a long way to go before blacks achieve true social equality. SEE ALSO: Will Obama Outsmart Everyone? In her book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, […]

Police are focusing more on drug crimes, which many people see as victim less crimes, rather than violent crimes with victims. Due to grants for fighting the “War On Drugs,” police across the nation, police have more incentives to arrest people for drugs rather than to arrest people for violent crimes. The Huffington Post reports: […]