Category Archives: National Reports on Drug War

Report on Expanding Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment in U.S. Criminal Justice System

by Mary C. Piemonte

Harold Pollack, co-director at the University of Chicago Crime Lab, talking about the opportunity to expand mental health and substance abuse treatment in the U.S. criminal justice system, during the “Rethinking the War on Drugs” symposium at Northwestern Law School on Feb. 20, 2014

The Effect the War on Drugs has on Civil Liberties

by Mary C. Piemonte

Watch Albany Law School Professor Paul Finkelman talking about the effect the War on Drugs has on civil liberties during the “Rethinking the War on Drugs” symposium at Northwestern Law School on Feb. 20, 2014.

 

Reform Efforts Underway for Low-Level Federal Drug Crimes

by Mary C. Piemonte

Department of Justice courtesy photo of U.S. Deputy Attorney General James Cole

The cost to maintain “the crushing” American prison population is “unsustainable,” and if we don’t find a solution to the federal prison population problem, “public safety is going to suffer,” U.S. Deputy Attorney General James Cole recently told some judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys at the New York State Bar Association annual meeting about the “crisis in the American criminal justice system” on Jan. 30, 2014.

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President Obama: Lawmakers Should Act on Bipartisan Sentencing Reform Measures

by  Mary C. Piemonte

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Official White House Courtesy Photo by Pete Souza

This year, ” lawmakers should act on the kinds of bipartisan sentencing reform measures already working their way through Congress” U. S. President Barack Obama said  in a press release on Dec. 19, 2013.

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