Stories by Jeralyn Merritt

Jeralyn Merritt is the creator of TalkLeft: the politics of crime. subscribe to Jeralyn Merritt's feed

Posted on: Feb 11, 2008, Source: Talk Left

Hint: Neither is particularly progressive

Posted on: Jan 28, 2008, Source: Talk Left

While small towns become dependent on mass incarceration, corporations reap the benefits

Posted on: Nov 1, 2007, Source: Firedoglake

Jeralyn Merritt: The 100 to 1 ratio between powder and crack cocaine penalties has no rationale or scientific basis.

Posted on: Oct 12, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Jeralyn Merritt: The big question is how this will affect Rudy Giuliani's presidential bid.

Posted on: Sep 7, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Jeralyn Merritt: National Security letters are not just used to get records of suspected terrorists and they have a tremendous potential for abuse.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Some of the most prohibitive drug control laws ever were passed on Reagan's watch -- and Just Say No wasn't the half of it.