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posted 01/05/2022
In Chicago, police routinely arrest people for possession of small quantities of drugs knowing the charges won’t stick. But the arrests have real consequences.
posted 07/15/2021
State law targets drug users, jamming courts with throwaway cases that burden justice system and users. A new reporting project digs into the story.

Frank Main's Blog

In Chicago, police routinely arrest people for possession of small quantities of drugs knowing... more »
posted 01/05/22
State law targets drug users, jamming courts with throwaway cases that burden justice system and... more »
posted 07/15/21

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That state’s new drug reform is keeping users out of jail — but getting them help for addictions has been elusive.
In Chicago, thousands of drug possession arrests are routinely tossed out every year. The cost to taxpayers? Millions. To those arrested? The loss of jobs, housing, freedom.