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Petition: Don’t Leave Roderick Walker in Prison for Life over LSD

Petition: Don’t Leave Roderick Walker in Prison for Life over LSD

Roderick Walker was sentenced to life in prison for LSD well over a decade ago. Now, this non-violent offender is the focus of a national petition to request his clemency and release from prison. Roderick, called “Rudd” by his friends, was born in California to hippie parents, and was reportedly a devout DeadHead before he […]

Drug War Prisoners Helping America and Themselves: A Plan for Decarceration

Drug War Prisoners Helping America and Themselves: A Plan for Decarceration

By Nora Callahan There is something new in the wind, with regards to the old and brutal drug war. National leaders, including our President, have acknowledged that sentencing schemes of the last few decades brought us an era of mass incarceration. Admission of grave injustice is new and a welcome respite from the steady drum war beat. But polices – our laws […]

Drug War POW Larry Ronald Duke on Watching the Colorado Pot Rush from Prison

Drug War POW Larry Ronald Duke on Watching the Colorado Pot Rush from Prison

During a televised CNBC special last week titled “The Colorado Pot Rush,” I told the man sitting beside me that it was a shame John Denver wasn’t still alive to witness the turn of events occurring in his home state of Colorado, which has voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana for consenting adults […]

Marijuana Prisoners to be Released in Colorado?

Marijuana Prisoners to be Released in Colorado?

PHOTO: Jeffrey Beall, Creative Commons A news story posted earlier this week on the National Report website  read as follows: Gov. John W. Hickenlooper (D) has proposed a bill that would have a major impact on the criminal justice system.  Under the new bill, convicts currently serving time on marijuana related charges will be released and the crime […]