Attorney General Eric Holder announced news yesterday suggesting a major change in the way the Department of Justice (DOJ) handles low-level, non-violent drug offenders and federal mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines as part of a greater effort to reduce the US prison population and reform our criminal justice system. It’s no secret that the US hosts about 5% of the world’s
This morning the Center for Strategic & International Studies hosted a discussion with R. Gil Kerlikowske, the director of the White House Office on National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). The discussion was attended by a diverse set of individuals representing various non-profit and advocacy organizations, as well as at least one Ambassador from another country (Costa Rica). Kerlikowske started the discussion with a
I’m so excited to announce our newest staff members and also to announce a promotion for one staffer who’s been with us for several years. As we say goodbye to one rock star staffer, we welcome three new regional outreach coordinators who will serve our chapter network by providing the support our students need to establish and sustain active and robust SSDP chapters.