Policies to Reverse the Damage Caused by the War on Drugs


Katie A. Hilbert (Editor)

Series: Laws and Legislation
BISAC: LAW118000; POL030000

The war on drugs marked the start of a dramatic rise in the U.S. prison population. This policy became an engine for mass incarceration, as it resulted in an increase of Federal funding for drug control agencies, proposed measures such as mandatory and excessive sentencing laws and, yes, the now well-known and destructive no-knock warrants. The totality of these punitive measures does not increase public safety; rather, it produces permanent harm and disrupts the entire equilibrium of justice. This book examines how to repair the damage wrought by these overly excessive penalties.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Undoing the Damage of the War on Drugs: A Renewed Call for Sentencing Reform
Committee on the Judiciary

Chapter 2. H. R. 3617: An Act to Decriminalize and Deschedule Cannabis, to Provide for Reinvestment in Certain Persons Adversely Impacted by the War on Drugs, to Provide for Expungement of Certain Cannabis Offenses, and for Other Purposes
Senate of the United States


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