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Drug War Deja Vu: Combating Punitive Responses to the Opioid Crisis
April 9, 2019 @ 5:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Unlike in the past, the current overdose crisis is prompting more compassionate responses emphasizing the need for treatment over incarceration (at least rhetorically) and eliciting sympathy for its victims rather than condemnation. Nonetheless, drug war strategies persist. Increases in overdose deaths have led to calls for enhanced and extreme prison punishment, especially when it comes to fentanyl.
Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th Street NW, Washington DC