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The Policy and Politics of Drug Sentencing

William Martin

The Policy and Politics of Drug Sentencing.

In an article for Texas Monthly, drug policy fellow William Martin describes how a Republican judge from Harris County, with the support of the conservative TPPF and the left-leaning TCJC, is working with Democratic lawmakers to reduce the sentences for defendants arrested with trace amounts of illegal drugs.