Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 30 Aug 2015 - CALVARIO, MEXICO - With her nimble hands, tiny feet and low center of gravity, Angelica Guerrero Ortega makes an excellent opium harvester. Deployed along the Sierra Madre del Sur, where a record poppy crop covers the mountainsides in strokes of green, pink and purple, she navigates the inclines with […]
Appeal-Democrat, 30 Aug 2015 - The more time goes by since last fall's passage of the highminded Proposition 47, the more it begins to look like a well-intentioned mistake. This was the ballot measure that turned some "minor" felonies into misdemeanor crimes, thus easing the crowding in state prisons and many county jails. It has […]
Baltimore Sun, 30 Aug 2015 - Putting city residents with minor criminal records to work on Baltimore's $1 billion school renovation project looks like a win-win situation Ask anyone who lives in Baltimore the two things the city needs most and you're likely to get the same answer: Better schools for its children and more […]
This week in part two of our coverage of Seattle Hempfest, we talk with Bill Panzer, a criminal defense attorney from Oakland, CA; Kari Boiter, a criminal justice reform activist from Washington state; and John Conroy, an attorney from British Columbia, Canada.
It feels like there’s a growing concern around the country regarding the travesty of use of civil asset forfeiture to steal from citizens. We’re starting to see more states push back in their laws, and this has to be because a lot of people (including us) have educated the public about just how unjust this […]
Sorry for the lack of posts recently – have been busy dealing with start of school and retirement planning (this is my last semester). Here’s a ridiculous piece for your amusement. It’s a week old, but I couldn’t resist… Marijuana harm ignored in push for legalization: Thomas Elias All this ignores the sometimes fatal effects […]
Ending the war on drugs: Making the case for regulation of drug markets in Latin America and beyondA workshop organized by Transform DrugPolicy Foundation and MéxicoUnido Contra la Delincuencia as part of The International DrugPolicy Reform Conference 2013Join us to learn and share experiences on how to meaningfully engage with the drug policy reform debate, […]
Transformand MUCD were pleased to launch the latest publication from our joint Latin American Programme for Drug Policy Reform in Mexico City yesterday.‘Ending the War on Drugs: How to win the debate in Latin America' is the product of a series of workshops and consultations with experts across the region, and builds on Transform's 2007 book […]