Illinois House Representative Jehan Gordon-Booth Passes Long Overdue Criminal Justice Reform

Since the 1970s, egregious drug laws and mandatory minimums initiated in the United States in an effort known as the War on Drugs have devastated low-income neighborhoods, primarily black and brown communities. Policies that led to over-policing in underserved communities, the militarization of the police, mass incarceration, and the social stigma about black drug users left many black and brown people behind bars for nonviolent crimes.

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