Stories by Anthony Papa

Anthony Papa is the author of “This Side of Freedom: Life After Clemency“, his new memoir that talks about his life after serving 12 years for a non-violent drug crime in NYS, and being granted executive clemency by New York Governor George Pataki in 1997. The above excerpt is about his daughter Stephanie, who he has not spoken to for seven years. She recently had a baby girl whose name he does not even know. He wants to wish her a Happy Mother’s Day. subscribe to Anthony Papa's feed

Posted on: Aug 2, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Should we treat drug addiction as a criminal matter or a medical problem?

Posted on: Jun 4, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Authors are being sabotaged by their own publisher.

Posted on: Feb 19, 2016, Source: AlterNet

We could learn a thing or two from the Europeans.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2015, Source: AlterNet

I was re-entering the real world with only the clothing on my back and a few dollars in my pocket.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2015, Source: AlterNet

More cruelty in the war on drugs.

Posted on: Nov 8, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Humiliating drug search that made national news is the latest outrage.

Posted on: Nov 1, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The street art that appears on the walls at 5 Pointz -- which is seen daily by tens of thousands New York subway riders on the #7 train -- deserves more protection.