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The Changing Racial Dynamics of the War on Drugs (The Sentencing Project)

  • Organization: The Sentencing Project
  • Document Type: Report
  • Date Created: Wednesday, April 15, 2009
  • Submitted: Wednesday, April 15, 2009
  • Attachment(s): LINK

New study by the Sentencing Report reports that the number of African-Americans jailed in state prisons for drug offenses has declined substantially for the first time in 25 years. The study attributes the decline to changing patterns of both drug use and law enforcement since the inception of the War on Drugs.


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