The Washington Post reports that the U.S. Sentencing Commission is considering recommending some common sense on drug crime sentencing.
Astonishingly, the article fails to put the import of this in its proper perspective.
Given the state of American drug policy debates, drug courts seem to be the most pragmatic path to ending this insanity. There may come a day when we make more radical changes in drug policy, but, for the time being, drug courts balance concerns about public safety, drug control and the wanton incarceration of people whose primary crime is being an addict.