Eight Takeaways from the American Justice Summit

Get the top takeaways from the American Justice Summit, a gathering of major players in politics, law, academia, government, journalism, and the prison reform movement at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in NYC.

Mirror, Mirror: Governor Chris Christie’s Contradictory Views on Drug Addiction

Governor Chris Christie’s conflicting views on how to handle people struggling with drug addiction mirrors the ambivalence many Americans feel.

Supporting Inmates Outside the Prison Doors

Now that 50,000 drug offenders are eligible to apply for early release, treatment providers should focus on helping them have a smooth re-entry and a strong start in recovery.

Misunderstanding Addicted Moms

Every hour, one baby is born to a mother with an opiate addiction. Tennessee is addressing this problem the wrong way with a new law that makes it a crime to take drugs while pregnant.

Alabama Raid: Wrong Way to Curb Drug Use

Last week, I was shocked to learn of a massive college drug bust in my home state of Alabama. Arresting and expelling students is no way to reduce substance abuse on campus. In fact, it is counterproductive.