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Monday, July 21, 2014

New Policies Regarding Drug-related Offenses

Here are two articles about drug-related offenses and the criminal justice system. The theme is a trend toward less punitive responses to drug crimes that is emerging at local and national levels. Will the Bronx follow suit?

Federal: Tens of thousands of federal drug prisoners will be eligible for early release, to address overcrowding concerns. US News: Early Release for Drug Felons

The new Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced last week that they will no longer pursue aggressive prosecution of low-level marijuana cases. Brooklyn Daily Eagle: DA Softening Approach to Marijuana Offenses

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