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By Jay Leiderman,* originally published in the Ventura County Star on June 17, 2011, the 40th anniversary of the war on drugs. It was then titled: Unhappy 40th anniversary, war on drugs. The article has been updated. On June 17, 1971, President Nixon started his so-called War on Drugs. “This nation faces a major crisis […]

There is little in the way of treatment while incarcerated for criminal defendants that have drug or alcohol problems Often times, many people that suffer from drug or alcohol abuse addiction issues can find themselves in criminal related activities. Although many prisons or jails offer some sort of treatment for those willing to get help […]

Life in Lockup: An In-depth Look at¬†Reasons for Incarceration in the U.S. From: ¬†http://www.criminaljusticedegreehub.com/incarceration-in-the-u-s/ Share this infographic on your site! Life in Lockup: An In-depth Look at Reasons for Incarceration in the U.S. The United States jails more of its citizens than any other country in the world. And the rate of incarceration has surged […]

Clemency Project 2014 News Release Clemency Project 2014: A Historically Unprecedented and Wholly Independent Volunteer Effort By the Nation’s Bar (“An army of volunteer lawyers are diligently working on behalf of thousands of prisoners who have requested free legal assistance in drafting and submitting clemency petitions. This unprecedented, wholly independent effort by the bar, facilitated […]