by Nicole Flatow Posted on September 18, 2014 Updated: September 19, 2014
Sen. Chuck Grassley pretends sentencing reform will cost more than it saves.
by Alan Pyke Posted on September 18, 2014
Marijuana stores will be barred from accepting welfare EBT cards at registers and ATMs, despite evidence that recipients use drugs far less than others.
by Tara Culp-Ressler Posted on September 3, 2014
The case illustrates how states are blurring the lines about exactly when personhood begins in the eyes of the law.
by Sam P.K. Collins Posted on August 26, 2014 Updated: August 26, 2014
The rate at which doctors doled out painkillers has nearly doubled in the last 10 years. The results, unfortunately, have been devastating.
by Hayes Brown Posted on August 17, 2014
The top defense lawmaker in the Senate is calling for a rethinking of the policy giving billions of dollars worth of military gear to local police departments.
by Nicole Flatow Posted on August 8, 2014
"Using the criminal justice system to enforce certain societal and social norms is kind of a waste of resources."
by Nicole Flatow Posted on July 24, 2014
One of the few bipartisan issues in Washington just got a little more bipartisan.
by Nicole Flatow Posted on July 23, 2014
Oregon could become the third or fourth state to legalize recreational marijuana this year.
by Nicole Flatow Posted on July 21, 2014
Controversial drug-house stings lure individuals into fake crimes for the purpose of locking them up. New data suggests those individuals are usually Hispanic or black.
by Nicole Flatow Posted on July 18, 2014 Updated: July 21, 2014
The vote is a modest but important move to fix draconian federal drug sentences, while many wait for Congress to change the law.