“Repair the Damage from the Drug War”: Susan Burton on A New Way of Life to End Mass Incarceration

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  • Javier Reyes
    December 5, 2017 at 10:58 am

    what makes a leader great is when that leader steps back and lets others take the lead and the spotlight. ….love love love Alexander

  • Basheer Muhammad
    December 5, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Still working to take care of my family and standing tall. I thank our Creator for blessing us with creativity, respect, and intelligence.

  • Basheer Muhammad
    December 5, 2017 at 10:58 am

    30 years after the fact of leaving California Institute for Men, I ended my short vacation. I continued with my life and to never visited again. I have managed to stay busy and work, fighting confusion, insecurities within the day to day.

  • dashercronin
    December 5, 2017 at 10:58 am

    What a reactionary. Prison sentences are a huge profit centre for people like Sessions supporters.

  • j jay
    December 5, 2017 at 10:58 am

    she had no choice but to turn to illegal drugs …LADY YOU ARE FULL OF SHIT

  • j jay
    December 5, 2017 at 10:58 am

    so she was in a rehaab for 100 days that she claimed she could not go to …what?

  • j jay
    December 5, 2017 at 10:58 am

    you know how to stop mass incarceration : stop dealing dope and stealing .

  • j jay
    December 5, 2017 at 10:58 am

    They let all the non-violent offenders out of prison in California. They even lowered the level of many crimes. So the poor dears don't have to go at all. Residential burglary is a misdemeanor. So the threat of a two year probation is the only thing keeping a poor misguided, self-medicating, person from stealing the new flat screen, hehe. That you are still making payments on of course!

  • Celdatadroid Droidy
    December 5, 2017 at 10:58 am

    #secular #antifa or end up like saudi venez slums … e. la. etc

  • Celdatadroid Droidy
    December 5, 2017 at 10:58 am

    pos inc. fail ass liars like …

  • Celdatadroid Droidy
    December 5, 2017 at 10:58 am

    garbage in media n religion/ cannabis prohibited / crime up. assholes all over. shitty education. public gets pitchforky

  • Celdatadroid Droidy
    December 5, 2017 at 10:58 am

    to hell w tyrants

  • Worker's Democracy
    December 5, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Sessions just made the case for legalization, "If you want to collect a drug debt, you can't file a lawsuit in court, you collect it with a barrel of a gun" Exactly why they should be legal dumbass.

  • Mario Quade
    December 5, 2017 at 10:58 am

    I wouldn't say that racism still is the reason why mostly black people are imprisoned for drug crimes. Sure, the drug war was started out of racist reasons and also to crack down on liberals, but by now it's all about the money. These private prisons have to be filled and in order to achieve that goal the so-called justice system is arresting those who can't defend themselves – the poor. And thanks to the US past, and in parts present, minorities, especially blacks, are more likely to be poor, which is why so many black people are behind bars. Not because they are black, but because they are poor, then again, they are poor because they are black.

  • lilbeserk
    December 5, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Is FOX channel reviving "COPS" popular TV documentary now? Where a person goes to prison for 20 years over a $10 piece of crack, costing us taxpayers $40K/year?

  • Rusty Johnson
    December 5, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Susan Burton should be attorney general.

  • Rusty Johnson
    December 5, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Sessions is a dredged up sack of obsolete degenerate ideas.

  • Random American
    December 5, 2017 at 10:58 am

    They let all the non-violent offenders out of prison in California. They even lowered the level of many crimes. So the poor dears don't have to go at all. Residential burglary is a misdemeanor. So the threat of a two year probation is the only thing keeping a poor misguided, self-medicating, person from stealing your new flat screen, hehe. That you are still making payments on of course!

  • eric robinson
    December 5, 2017 at 10:58 am

    What an insanely profound and loving memoir Ms. Burton has given to the oppressed, is like all things beautiful, even beyond her own scope of comprehension. I'm Wow'd.

  • TRICHOMETRIST
    December 5, 2017 at 10:58 am

    prison for profits backed by mandatory minimum sentences is modern day slavery
    a book should be written "where's your daddy"
    2 million people incarcerated in the U.S. mostly for non violent drug offenses
    two books I need to read!
    #THENEWJIMCROW
    sameole

  • DGRexMJBCOS
    December 5, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Wow. Amazing story. Thank you Susan and Michelle.