The annual cost of the “war on drugs” exceeds $51 trillion. In 2010, 1.6 million people were arrested on nonviolent drug charges. In the same year, 507,000 people in prisons and jails had been incarcerated for drug offenses – a more than 10-fold increase over the 41,000 people incarcerated for drug offenses in 1980.

DRUG REFORM SPOTLIGHTS: Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act

Recent news on Drug Policy Reform

News
Colorlines
Oct 3, 2019

The ’94 Crime Bill 25 Years Later: It’s Time for a Reckoning
News
USA Today
Sep 5, 2019

The graying of America’s prisons: ‘When is enough enough?’
News
St.Louis Today
Aug 21, 2019

Peter Maguire: Restorative justice must begin with America’s pot POWs

Get the newsletter