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Owning Up to Failed 'War on Drugs,' DOJ To Release Wave of Nonviolent Offenders

Lauren McCauley Common Dreams
The decision to release 6,000 federal prisoners before the end of their sentence is a sign of the failure of the "war on drugs." But it’s no substitute for systemic reforms that cut off the cycle of mass incarceration. Congress still needs to pass comprehensive criminal justice reform," said Michael Collins, policy manager with the Drug Policy Alliance.

Union Federation Gets Vocal On Harsh Prison Sentencing: 'It's A Labor Issue'

Dave Jamieson Huffington Post
Mass incarceration is a labor issue because those same people who work for pennies in prison, once they have served their time, find themselves locked out of the job market by employers who screen applicants for felony convictions, declares AFL-CIO President Trumka.
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