A study found that millions of COVID cases could have been prevented if the U.S. had managed the incarceration levels more effectively.
A Congressional Research Service (CRS) report outlined that while President Biden cannot deschedule marijuana on a federal level through an executive order, he can order federal agencies to treat it differently and remove it from the Controlled Substances Act.
a pair of new studies from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation suggests that the reduction in jail and prison populations not made communities more dangerous. In fact, the studies suggest, reducing incarceration have actually made them safer.
As more states legalize the plant for medical and recreational use, the push at the national level has become stronger, with bills like the MORE Act emanating out of the House. But for the first time in U.S. history, a Senate Majority Leader has sponsored
Earlier this year, the White House released its budget proposal for FY 2022. Within the budget, the Biden administration earmarked several justice reform items.
The Fair Sentencing Act (FSA) was introduced to determine charges for crack and powder cocaine. In the FSA, it uses a 18:1 ratio for crack and powder cocaine, where 18 grams of powder cocaine or 1 gram of crack cocaine may result in
While the headline for the DPRA might be its decriminalization provisions, other aspects of the bill could have a more profound effect on drug policy as a whole.
Despite a growing population, criminal justice reform rarely targets the needs of incarcerated women. Even initiatives spearheaded by women in Congress ignore the specific needs of women in prison.