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Jeralyn Merritt is the creator of TalkLeft: the politics of crime.
Hillary vs. Obama: Who is Trying Harder to be "Tough on Crime"?
Posted on: Feb 11, 2008, Source: Talk Left
Hint: Neither is particularly progressive
Cashing in on the Prison Boom
Posted on: Jan 28, 2008, Source: Talk Left
While small towns become dependent on mass incarceration, corporations reap the benefits
Crack Cocaine Sentence Reductions Finally Begin
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.
Rudy's Buddy Bernie Kerik Likely to Face Bribery, Tax Fraud and Obstruction of Justice Charges
Posted on: Oct 12, 2007, Source: AlterNet
Jeralyn Merritt: The big question is how this will affect Rudy Giuliani's presidential bid.
ACLU 1, Patriot Act 0
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.
Reagan's Drug War Legacy
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.
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