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Drug War and Drug Policy
Drug War and Drug Policy news and analysis from The Nation
May 17, 2017
A New Film About Rikers Lets Inmates Describe the Jail’s Brutality in Their Own Words
Rikers: An American Jail
is coming out just as debate over how to close the notorious facility is reaching a fever pitch.
May 12, 2017
Welcome to the ‘War On Drugs,’ Redux
Punishing low-level drug offenders is back in style. Thanks a lot, Jeff Sessions.
May 11, 2017
What I Learned From Susan Burton, a Modern-Day Harriet Tubman
Reading her life story will change the way you view the world.
May 10, 2017
Mexico’s ‘Drug War’ Is Really a War Against Journalists—Waged by the Government
Washington-backed military and economic initiatives have fueled a perfect machine of perpetual war.
May 9, 2017
This Mother’s Day, Black Lives Matter Activists Will Give More Than 30 Women Their Freedom
These women are in jail not because they’ve been convicted of a crime but because they can’t pay to get back to their lives as they await trial.
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March 2, 2017
Jeff Sessions Is a Disgrace to the Justice Department
He didn’t just lie about Russia—he’s put the Trump administration on the wrong side of every major issue.
January 13, 2017
All the Human Be-In Was Saying 50 Years Ago, Was Give Peace a Chance
Then, as now, many in the political classes looked down on supposedly impractical efforts to change consciousness.
January 10, 2017
Call Your Senators Today and Demand That They Reject Jeff Sessions
Republicans are trying to rush through his confirmation. Tell your senators you won’t stand for it.
November 12, 2016
Election Night Saw Victories in Local Criminal-Justice Reform—This Should Be the Beginning
Local prosecutor and sheriff races are winnable and build power.
Robert J. Smith
November 7, 2016
This Texas Prosecutor Jailed a Rape Victim—Could It Cost Devon Anderson Her Election?
Devon Anderson has a troubling record, and voters may dismiss her tomorrow.