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New Report: Declining Drug Enforcement After Proposition 47

A new report finds arrests and citations for drug possession have decreased in Los Angeles and San Diego counties after the passage of Prop 47.

CJCJ in the news: Pot legalization hasn’t done anything to shrink the racial gap in drug arrests

The Washington Post reviews findings by CJCJ's Mike Males which show that, despite the huge drops in marijuana-related arrests in both Washington and Colorado, the pot arrest rate for African-Americans was more than double that of non-African Americans. 

A Modest Theory of Why Conservatives Suddenly Champion Criminal Justice Reform

A sudden conversion to religious forgiveness and fiscal prudence on prison budgets? There’s a more plausible reason, one no one is talking about.

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