Projo: Measure would ease marijuana penalties
February 4, 2010 - 2:50pm

By Katherine Gregg

Journal State House Bureau

Nick Horton is a member of the Special Senate Commission studying the decriminalization of marijuana.

The Providence Journal / Connie Grosch

Duo Pushes Rhode Island to Decriminalize Pot
February 3, 2010 - 4:04pm

Originally published in the Wall Street Journal.

When Numbers Lie: Prisoners of the Census in New York
February 2, 2010 - 12:08pm

Michelle Chen

Originally posted on RaceWire

Expungement for Prostitution Charges Now Possible After One Year
January 27, 2010 - 3:37pm

by Annelise Grimm

In November 2009, Rhode Island legislators passed a law making prostitution illegal regardless of where it takes place.  First-time offenders are now subject to a misdemeanor and up to six months in prison, or a fine of between $250 and $1,000, or both.

Bail Burden Keeps U.S. Jails Stuffed With Inmates
January 27, 2010 - 11:52am

Laura Sullivan

NPR: All Things Considered

 

Leslie Chew spent his childhood working long days next to his father on the oil rigs of southern Texas. No school meant he never learned to read or write. Now in his early 40s, he's a handyman, often finding a place to sleep in the back of his old station wagon.

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