How Drug Trafficking Conspiracy Laws Put Regular People in Prison for Life
If you rub elbows with big-time drug dealers, you can get sentenced to decades behind bars thanks to laws passed at the height of the drug panic in the 1980s.
Even White-Collar Criminals Can Get Screwed Over by the Prison System
A man I once knew in prison got out but was unable to return to anything resembling a normal life thanks to aggressive parole restrictions.
Heroin, Murder, and the New Front in the War on Drugs
When heroin users die from an overdose, some prosecutors pursue full-fledged murder charges against the dealers or friends who provided the drugs. Possible sentences include life without parole.