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California's Fair Sentencing Act Makes All Crack Crimes Equal

By McCarton Ackerman

California has put into law a bill that will equalize sentences for crack and powder cocaine offenders. MORE  

Look Who Is Making Billions From Criminalizing Minor Drug Offenders - A Special Fix Report  

By Michelle Renee Matisons and Seth Sandronsky

Why are so many drug possessors sent to prison rather than treatment? Consider the “prison-industrial” complex, including the bail bond industry, which lobbies for harsh penalties that increase the volume of those arrested and jailed.  MORE  

25 Years for Drug Trafficking, Only 20 for Murder?

By Bryan Le

Rape and murder carry shorter sentences than drug crimes in many Latin American countries, a new report shows. MORE  

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United Nations Says Illegal Meth Manufacturing Is Spreading

Meth manufacturing has spread in developing countries thanks to lax government regulation and minimal police intervention.

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Brain Abnormalities In Gamblers Different From Drug Addicts

A new study has shown that gambling addicts don't have the same brain alterations as abusers of cocaine or heroin.

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Macklemore Returns To Drug Court To Speak At Graduation

Sober since 2008, the hip hop artist returned to speak at a graduation ceremony.

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Pennsylvania Gov. Blames Employee Drug Testing On Job Creation Woes

Gov. Corbett thinks his poor jobs record has something to do with employees not taking drug tests.

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Morning Roundup: Oct. 20, 2014

Drunk 'Buffy' star Nicholas Brendon arrested on misdemeanor, prolific thief barred from every London bar, and 'super drunk' woman mistakes jail for bar.

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