Links

Approaches to Decriminalization Drug Use and Possession which include stripping the criminal element to simple possession charges and classify them as a mental health issue. http://www.drugpolicy.org/resource/approaches-decriminalizing-drug-use-and-possession

Congress needs to decriminalize all drugs because President Obama acknowledged, “racial disparities in the application of our criminal laws, everything from the death penalty to enforcement of our drug laws” need to be ratified.  http://www.drcarlhart.com/congress-needs-decriminalize-all-drugs/

A group of 22 medical experts convened by Johns Hopkins University and The Lancet have called today for the decriminalization of all nonviolent drug use and possession. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/03/24/top-medical-experts-say-we-should-decriminalize-all-drugs-and-maybe-go-even-further/

What happened after Portugal decriminalized everything from weed to heroin. https://news.vice.com/article/ungass-portugal-what-happened-after-decriminalization-drugs-weed-to-heroin

Portugal is now focusing on the health aspect of the Drug epidemic and rehabilitate citizens instead of incarceration them. http://www.medicaldaily.com/portugal-drug-experiment-heroin-decriminalizing-drugs-382598

U.N. considers to reform the International Drug Policy. http://www.latimes.com/world/mexico-americas/la-fg-global-drug-policy-20160419-story.html

The shame of prison overcrowding, and how bad it really is. http://www.thealternativedaily.com/overcrowded-prison-system/

At what point does prison overcrowding violate the 8th Amendment. https://www.quora.com/At-what-point-does-prison-overcrowding-violate-the-8th-amendment

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