Archives for: August 29th, 2019

 

The U.S. is in the midst of a mass incarceration crisis. We have the highest incarceration rate in the world, and because of this, our prison population has increased exponentially in the past few decades.

 

Incarceration comes at an enormous human cost to prison inmates and their families. The government (and its taxpayers) bear its heavy financial cost. Moreover, studies show that incarceration does little to end criminal

 

Drug-free zone laws enacted during the 1980’s “War on Drugs” were meant to discourage drug activity near schools and other places children frequent, and protect them from drug trafficking activity. It sounded like a good idea at the time, and in theory, few would argue against this premise.

 

In practice, however, drug-free zones aren’t necessarily effective deterrents. Instead, they often simply impose unreasonably harsh penalties, and include drug

In 2012, voters in Colorado and Washington made history by voting to pass initiatives that made the recreational use and sale of marijuana legal. These were huge victories for marijuana legalization advocates in these states and across the country, but whether or not the rest of the 48 states will follow Colorado and Washington’s lead remains to be seen.

 

Today, federal law still considers marijuana—both for recreational and medical

What would you do if you were a law enforcement official holding 10 convicted criminals and you only had space to keep five of them?

 

You may have heard that our state has a problem with overcrowded prisons – a problem that taxpayers are asked to shoulder at great cost. But even if you know about it, you probably aren’t aware of how severe it is. According to the

As marijuana use becomes more widely accepted across the United States, questions are arising in regards to whether or not new laws should be put in place, and how existing laws might change to accommodate the legalization of the drug. Now, states that have legalized marijuana use for whatever reason must come up with some answers about the extent to which marijuana will be tolerated, especially when it comes to