In one fell swoop, the president has doubled the number of drug sentence commutations issued during his term of office. It's a start.
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We examine the reasons behind the rise of the fastest growing prison population in the US.
My job is to help young street-level drug dealers get out of a racially biased criminal justice system that will ruin their lives. I've often imagined that the police stop arrests for petty drug crimes, forcing the plea-deal machine to grind to a halt.
Indonesia has executed six people -- including five foreign nationals -- for drug offenses, setting off a diplomatic storm.
CANNABIS CULTURE - President Barack Obama today commuted the prison sentences of eight drug offenders and issued pardons for 12 other people who had already finished their sentences.
CANNABIS CUTLURE - A pair of US senators from opposite sides of the political spectrum have teamed up in a bid to fix "the nation's broken criminal justice system."
U.S. prisons are still mostly occupied by men, but women are getting thrown behind bars at a much faster rate these days, largely because of the war on drugs.
The U.S. Sentencing Commission voted to retroactively apply drug sentencing reductions.
The US Sentencing Commission Friday voted unanimously to make previously agreed upon federal drug sentencing reductions retroactive.