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California Reduces Drug Possession to Misdemeanor With Prop 47

By McCarton Ackerman

Voters overwhelmingly supported what could be the first significant blow to the failed war on drugs. MORE  

UK Study Finds Punitive Drug Laws Don't Reduce Drug Use

By McCarton Ackerman

Despite new evidence, the government has no intention to decriminalize drugs. MORE  

Mexican Mayor Responsible for Disappearance of Students Had Ties to Drug Cartel

By Victoria Kim

Mayor Jose Luis Abarca and his wife Maria have been fugitives since late September. MORE  

Women Prisoners Are the Unspoken Casualties of the War on Drugs

By Paul Gaita

The United States has a third of the world's incarcerated women behind bars. MORE  

After $7.6 Billion, U.S. Drug War In Afghanistan A Stunning Failure

By McCarton Ackerman

A new report shows that Afghan farmers produced a record amount of opium last year. MORE  

Finally Free: Sobriety After 21 Years in Prison

By Seth Ferranti

Longtime Fix columnist Seth Ferranti is out of prison and writing from a halfway house. MORE  

The Legacy of Eric Holder

By Ellen Sousares

Despite a tumultuous tenure as the nation's Attorney General he leaves behind a legacy of progressive action toward reforming the criminal justice system and reversing the deleterious repercussions of a failed war on drugs. MORE  

California Proposition Could Reduce Non-Violent Drug Felonies To Misdemeanors

By McCarton Ackerman

If approved, Proposition 47 could cause a tidal wave of reform that would see the release of tens of thousands while saving hundreds of millions per year. MORE  

Study Finds African-Americans Less Likely To Sell Drugs, More Likely To Get Arrested

By McCarton Ackerman

Despite whites being more likely to sell drugs, African-Americans are being sent to prison for drug offenses at much higher rates. MORE  

5 Ways Eric Holder Helped Steer the Country Away From the War on Drugs

By Owen Poindexter

His run as attorney general was not mistake-free, but he shifted American drug policy for the better. MORE  

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