Free panel discussion Monday: Reconsidering the War on Drugs

A discussion on the state of drug policy and how it affects you, 7 p.m. Monday, November 11 at  UICA, 2 West Fulton, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503. Sponsored by the ACLU of Michigan.The Western Branch of the ACLU of Michigan is working to protect the public by advocating more reasonable drug policies.

There are 2.3 million people behind bars in the USA — triple the number of prisoners in 1987 — and 25 percent of those incarcerated are locked up for drug offenses.This war has become a war on people, specifically Black people. Let’s look at alternatives to incarceration and address the problem of drug abuse and misuse. This event is free and open to the public.

Panelists Include:

  • Heather Garretson, J.D., Associate Professor Thomas M. Cooley, School of Law
  • Carl S. Taylor, PhD, Professor, Department of Sociology, Michigan State University
  • Hon. Patrick Bowler, Retired Judge/Consultant, MADCP – Michigan Association of Drug Court Professional State Judicial Outreach Liaison