Zero Tolerance, Zero Success

Since President Nixon declared a ‘war on drugs’ in 1971, the United States has spent over 1 trillion dollars and has made over 45 million drug-related arrests. Almost half (47.4%) of current United States federal prisoners are incarcerated for drug-related offenses. Last year, more people were arrested just on marijuana charges alone than in all … Continue reading

Stories from Solitary

Clarence Elkins was an innocent man in prison, falsely accused of murdering his mother-in-law and assaulting his niece. He served six and a half years in an Ohio prison before he was exonerated in December of 2005. In the years he was incarcerated, he was placed in “protective custody”– solitary– on three different occasions, the … Continue reading