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In The News
Biden Could Have Taken the War on Drugs Down a Notch. He Didn’t.
A little-noticed law could make it easier to punish people for low-level drug crimes — and put them in prison for longer with less proof.
Supreme Court blocks cutting prison sentences for low-level crack offenders
After vicious war on drugs that disproportionately impacted Black Americans, people convicted of possessing only small amounts not eligible for reduced sentences despite retroactive law
We Must Divest From the Failed Drug War Locally, Nationally and Globally
By every measure, the global drug war has failed. It has failed to decrease drug use and sales. Drug-involved overdose deaths continue to soar around the world. And violence related to the illicit markets created by prohibition wreaks havoc on individuals and communities.
Publications
The Harms of Incarceration The evidence base and human rights framework for decarceration and harm reduction in prisons
Give a helping hand, not handcuffs: Social decriminalization campaign in Lithuania This year “Young Wave” has focused small grant activities on the development of the social campaign. Why have you chosen such kind of activity? Could you please tell us what your campaign is about?
INPUD Annual Report and Financial Summaries: 2020 The INPUD report is a celebration of the incredible accomplishments of our network and the global community of people who use drugs over this past year. Despite facing down unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, decreasing funding spaces and reactionary pushback on human rights, peers across the world stepped up in incredible and inspiring ways. INPUD's work in 2020 was some of our most impactful yet, and we are so grateful to all of our members, donors and supporters who helped us achieve this incredible work.