Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law

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OSJCL Amici: Views from the Field

Rectifying a 'mistake' in drug sentencing

Commenting on recently released reports on incarceration, Boston Globe columnist, Derrick Jackson, challenged the Obama administration in tackling the United States' prison problems – particularly the disparity rates caused by harsh drug laws. Jackson writes: “The big question is whether the Obama administration can rebalance the scales at home, where the corrosive underbelly of injustice is quiet terrorism. Consider the prison boom that accompanied Draconian federal and state laws, laws that became racist in their application.”



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