Point/Counterpoint from the Marshall Project

Easing up on drug-dealers has violent consequences: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions takes to the editorial pages of the Washington Post to argue for increasing punishment for drug convictions. “The truth is that while the federal government softened its approach to drug enforcement, drug abuse and violent crime surged.” The Washington Post 

Counterpoint: Meanwhile, a new data analysis from Pew finds that “higher rates of drug imprisonment do not translate into lower rates of drug use, fewer drug arrests, or fewer overdose deaths.” Pew Charitable Trusts

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