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June 2, 2017

Tracking state work on criminal justice and drug policy through Stateline

The Pew Charitable Trusts Stateline site does a great job tracking state-level developments on an array of criminal justice and drug policy issues. Here are some examples from recent weeks that caught my eye:

 

June 2, 2017 at 12:00 PM | Permalink

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Are overdose deaths by the tens of thousands good or bad for the nation? Answer is not straightforward. The lawyer profession does not like them. The medical profession does not like them. They are losing good customers. But, how about for the nation?

Carfentanyl is made and bundled with heroin in China, the way fake food is, to extract pennies in additional profit.

A secret meeting of economists is needed to review this question, and to come up with an honest, non-PC answer. This development is one of the reasons I came to oppose the death penalty. It is time for all states to just end it. Put the $billions saved on appeals back into prison conditions and services.

Posted by: David Behar | Jun 2, 2017 2:16:46 PM

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