Tag: The New Jim Crow


Texas State Conference Recap

  The final SSDP Regional Conference of 2016 took place on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, November 11-13, 2016. SSDPers from 10 campuses in Texas were in attendance, the largest gathering of SSDPers of any kind in the Lone Star State. This conference also happened the weekend after Election Day, so emotions were high for many

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SSDPer Reflects on SSDP2016 Conference

This past weekend, I attended the 2016 Students for Sensible Drug Policy International Conference in Washington DC. My closest family and friends know how passionate I am about the need for sensible drug policies in the United States and around the world, and this weekend invigorated me for what the future holds in drug policy reform. One of the ideas

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Mandatory Minimum Sentences: on Their Way Out?

This article was originally published at http://the-libertarian.co.uk/ The United States may be approaching a turning point in one of the many failed policies involved in the War on Drugs. Hearings were held in the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on September 18th concerning a bill which would significantly reform sentencing in the criminal justice system. The Justice Safety Valve Act of 2013,

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Re-Examining our Approach to Drug Policy Reform in the South

Written by Evan Eisenberg, President, University of South Florida SSDP I had the opportunity to attend the invitation-only second meeting of the New Southern Strategy Coalition in Durham, North Carolina on February 7th and 8th. With leadership and funding from the Drug Policy Alliance, the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, the Georgia Justice Project and  many other social justice-oriented organizations

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