Tag: Prisons

1
Nov

SSDP endorses California's Proposition 36

Proposition 36 seeks to reform California’s existing “three strikes” sentencing scheme, which allows for a person to be sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of a third felony crime. The law came into place after the shocking kidnapping and murder in California of 12-year old Polly Klaas in 1993, by a person with prior criminal offenses. Following the

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26
Jul

The Financial Toll of the Drug War (Infographic)

All data is provided by Clarity Way. Infographic by Clarity Way

5
Jan

Student Asks Rick Santorum About Sending Non-violent Drug Offenders to Prison

On the Thursday before the New Hampshire Primary Election, an intrepid SSDPer posed newly anointed GOP top tier candidate and well known family man, Rick Santorum, with a family oriented question. The student asked whether Santorum would continue the practice of ripping families apart by sending non-violent drug offenders to prison. You can view the exchange here. Stunned by the intensity

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1
Jul

The Killing State as Drug Addict

The BBC news report calls the West London driving school humdrum and banal. Sort of like most places which deal drugs. And then the BBC points out that from behind the driving school’s tinted windows, a British company was dealing each of the drugs for the lethal injection protocol used in most US prisons: sodium thiopental, pancuronium bromide, and potassium chloride. Last

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