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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 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.
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.

Casey Toner'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.
The Cook County state’s attorney recently learned her former physical trainer is addicted to heroin and has been in and out of jail for it.
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.