Obama has accelerated clemency to low-level drug offenders, but a study on pardons due in 2015 won’t be released until the fall of 2017.
Drug war prisoners are desperately hoping for commutations or amnesty in the closing weeks of Obama’s presidency.
Duterte has lived up to his vow to kill thousands of drug users and sellers, and Trump is okay with it.
Advocates warn that Jeff Sessions would jumpstart the drug war to crush communities of color.
After next week’s election, marijuana could be legal for medical or recreational use in 29 states.
Marijuana is on nine state ballots this election. Is this a turning point for the US’s failed 80-year-long prohibition?
In 2015 police booked more people for small-time marijuana charges than for murder, non-negligent manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault combined.
Those who ordered the slaughter at Attica prison intentionally sent the US down the path of mass incarceration.
President Obama can help criminal justice reform by issuing mass commutations of unduly harsh drug war sentences.