New figures showing that US incarceration rates are climbing even higher, with racial minorities greatly overrepresented in prisons and jails, highlight the need to adopt alternative criminal justice policies, Human Rights Watch said today.
The Russian government’s reform of its narcotics law will greatly help in the fight against HIV/AIDS, Human Rights Watch said today. Russia’s harsh drug laws and policies have long allowed police to abuse small-scale drug users and disrupt HIV prevention services like syringe exchange.
Excessively severe drug laws have deprived thousands of children of their parents, Human Rights Watch said today. Governor Pataki and New York politicians in Albany are now debating legislation to reform these drug laws