A January 2015 report by the Vera Institute of Justice entitled “End of an Era? The Impact of Drug Law Reform in New York City” examines the early implementation of 2009 reforms to the Rockefeller Drug Laws, finding both successes and areas to improve.
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When President Obama granted clemency to 46 prisoners in July, it was the largest presidential pardon since the 1960s. Still, many more Americans remain incarcerated for nonviolent drug crimes. The Fair Sentencing Act, which reduced drug sentencing disparities, does not help those already incarcerated. The Drug Policy Alliance is mobilizing supporters to reach out to President Obama to advocate on behalf of these individuals.
Contact President Obama today to use his power of clemency to free more prisoners of the Drug War.
“Clergy for a New Drug Policy” seeks to mobilize clergy across faiths in opposition to the War on Drugs, and in support of responses to drug use as a health issue, not a criminal one. Project staff bring a Christian perspective to this project. Here the Rev. Alexander E. Sharp, Executive Director, presents a Protestant Christian view.