Punishment, Criminal justice, Prison, Recidivism, Crime, Criminal law

Technical difficulties: D.C. data shows how minor supervision violations contribute to excessive jailing

On Oct 28, 2020
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RT @DPA_ONA: Of the 96,000 supervision technical violations in D.C. last year, 90% were drug related. Missing a drug test or possessing a small amount of drugs can result in jail time. For more on the far reach of the drug war, read this new report from @PrisonPolicy. https://t.co/LFydATk0oR
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Using D.C. as a case study, we explain how much non-criminal – and often drug related – “technical” violations of probation and parole contribute to ...

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On Oct 28, 2020
@DrugPolicyOrg shared
RT @DPA_ONA: Of the 96,000 supervision technical violations in D.C. last year, 90% were drug related. Missing a drug test or possessing a small amount of drugs can result in jail time. For more on the far reach of the drug war, read this new report from @PrisonPolicy. https://t.co/LFydATk0oR
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Technical difficulties: D.C. data shows how minor supervision violations contribute to excessive jailing

Technical difficulties: D.C. data shows how minor supervision violations contribute to excessive jailing

Using D.C. as a case study, we explain how much non-criminal – and often drug related – “technical” violations of probation and parole contribute to ...

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