Criminal InJustice: Mandatory Minimum Drug Sentences
The Detroit event focused on the waste of the drug war, and the huge prison industrial complex that the drug war has created. The Metro Times reported that TNC Director Nora Callahan "feels drug users are unfairly targeted and sentenced by race and gender. She says police use racial profiling when searching for drugs, causing an inordinate number of minorities to be imprisoned. Callahan says women are likely to face longer sentences than men, because the system is 'informant based,' which she is against. In addition, she says women often hold lesser roles in the drug trade, and know little about bigger players in a network. 'When it comes time to barter for freedom by testifying against others, they don't have any info,' she says. 'That's the only way to get a sentence reduction. Tell on three, go free.' Another major problem: Drug offenders are sent en masse to prison, where drugs are widely accessible. 'The place you can easiest find drugs in America is in the prison system,' said U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Detroit, during day two of the conference in Detroit."
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By exposing innocent people to a contagious killing virus the Sheriff's Department has again demonstrated the "drug warrior's" blind obsession to arrest non-violent drug users.
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Prohibition has driven intravenous drug users--a high-risk group for spreading HIV/AIDS-underground, exacerbating the spread of contagious diseases.
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Harm Reduction Coalition is a national advocacy and capacity-building organization that promotes the health and dignity of individuals and communities impacted by drug use. Our efforts advance harm reduction policies, practices and programs that address the adverse effects of drug use including overdose, HIV, hepatitis C, addiction, and incarceration. Recognizing that social inequality and injustice magnify drug-related harm and limit the voice of our most vulnerable communities, we work to uphold every individual’s right to health and well-being and their competence to participate in the public policy dialogue.