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FAMM Fights for a Fairer Deal for Drug Offenders

By Seth Ferranti

Drug prisoners tell The Fix what Families Against Mandatory Minimums means to them. MORE  

Morning Roundup: October 1, 2012

By The Fix staff

California could end its "three strikes" law, how Valium changed America, and a DUI suspect sprays cologne in his mouth to cover the smell. MORE  

The Ugly Truth of Mandatory Drug Sentencing

By Seth Ferranti

Clarence Aaron is serving three life terms for a small-time college cocaine deal, another victim of heinous mandatory drug sentencing laws. If he's waiting for Obama—or anyone else—for help, he'll be waiting a long time. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 3, 2012

By May Wilkerson

Top Mexican drug kingpin sentenced to 25 years, addicts seeking "sober homes" subject to scams, and Colin Farrell opens up to Ellen about being seven years sober. MORE  

Colombian Drug Lord Gets 16 Years in US Prison

By May Wilkerson

The leader of one of the world's most powerful drug cartels faces reduced US prison sentence. MORE  

Is The War on Drugs Racist? Bestseller Fuels Debate

By May Wilkerson

A bombshell new book argues that the drug war unfairly targets blacks. MORE  

Video: NJ Governor Gets Soft on Drugs

By Hunter R. Slaton

Chris Christie now backs treatment—not jail—for non-violent drug offenders. MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 3, 2012

By Luke Walker

Top Colombian Drug Lord Shot Dead by Police, THC in Marijuana May Cause Psychosis, and DARE Anti-Drug Campaign Loses Steam in Florida. MORE  

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