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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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The change follows a Sun-Times/Better Government Association investigation last year that documented the impact of “dead end” drug arrests in which people are briefly locked up, only to see the charges soon dismissed.
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.