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Anthony Papa is an artist, writer, freedom fighter, noted advocate against the war on drugs and co-founder of the Mothers of the New York Disappeared. Mr. Papa’s stinging opinion pieces about the drug war have appeared in news sources across the country. He is a frequent public speaker and college lecturer on his art and criminal justice issues. Currently he is Manager of Media Relations for the Drug Policy Alliance. Mr. Papa is the author of

Cameron Douglas Writes From Prison, Criticizes Criminalization of Addiction

June 20th, 2013 8:56am EDT
Cameron Douglas
The son of actor Michael Douglas spoke from behind bars to condemn the way our criminal justice system treats drug addicts like him.

Last week, Cameron Douglas – who is serving a nine-and-a-half-year sentence for drug law violations – wrote a stinging op-ed that was published and picked up by hundreds of media sources.  Douglas, son of actor Michael Douglas, offered a compelling critique of the U.S. justice system and the way it harshly punishes people who are struggling with drug addiction.

Douglas wrote that he "seem(s) to be trapped in a vicious cycle of relapse and repeat, as most add...
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Michael Douglas Vows To Fight For Overhaul Of US Legal System

June 10th, 2013 3:32pm EDT
Cameron Douglas
In a recent interview in Britain's Event Magazine, academy award winning actor Michael Douglas vowed to fight for a complete overhaul of America's legal system. This comes on the heels of his son Cameron losing his appeal, and affirming his nine and a half year sentence for drug charges.

The story of Cameron Douglas is a sad one. Last April, the  U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld his conviction and refused to overturn it after he was caught with a small amount of drugs for personal use while in prison. Cameron is likely to stay in prison until the year 2018. In January of 2010, Southern...
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