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Bureau of Justice Statistics, including the current Corrections Statistics Web page, which shows that "5.5 million people were on probation, in jail or prison, or on parole at year end 1995 - nearly 2.8% of all U.S. adult residents." As a percentage of all state prisoners, drug offenders rose from 9% in 1985 to 23% in 1995. By 1995, nearly 6 times as many state inmates were serving time for drug offenses as in 1985. From 1985 to 1995, while the number of white drug offenders in state prison increased 306%, the number of black drug offenders in state prison increased 707%.
Bureau of Prisons, including the "Quick Facts and Statistics" page, which shows that 58.9 percent of federal inmates are doing time for "drug offenses" compared to 2.5 percent for "violent offenses."
Census Bureau
Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies (CAAS) at Brown University.
Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA), also known as The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University.
Center for Education and Drug Abuse Research (CEDAR)
Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR)
Constitution of the United States (void where prohibited by law).
Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit Other federal circuit courts are linked to a page for the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals sponsored by Case University School of Law.
Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) is a large-scale, ongoing U.S. drug-use survey sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSA). The three major drug-use surveys in the United States are DAWN, the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, and the Monitoring the Future project at the University of Wisconsin.
Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE). Note sponsorships. Pet owners are advised to stop buying Pedigree dog food.
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
Drug Watch International
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Freedom Of Information Letter Generator, brought to you by the Student Press Law Center, this is a Web-based automatic, fill-in-the-blanks, STATE open records law request letter generator. You provide the state to which your Freedom Of Information request is being sent, our generator will generate a request letter complete with the specific cite, time allowances and penalties of the that state's open records law. This link takes you to the Student Press Law Center web site. You'll find the generator in the Access to Information section of the On-line Legal Clinic.
Government Accounting Office (GAO). For complete details on GAO's internet services. To obtain the GAO FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions), send an e-mail message with "info" in the body to info@www.gao.gov. Researchers may also want to subscribe to the GAO Daybook, a frequest list of new publications available at the GAO web site. Look for instructions in the FAQ. Back issues of the GAO Daybook may also be obtained via e-mail. See the FAQ for details.
The Hatch Act, administered by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, supposedly protects the public from government hacks lobbying for government programs such as the war on some drug users. In Oregon the state election laws that supposedly prohibit public employees from trying to influence state elections are ORS 260.432 (1) & (2).
Health and Human Services (HHS), including the latest Preliminary Results from the 1997 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse.
Justice Department.
Justice Department Organizations
Justice Department Press Releases
Justice Information Center, a service of the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS).
Monitoring the Future, the 1998 results. Each year since 1975, Monitoring the Future has surveyed a nationwide sample of high school seniors for the rates at which they use various drugs, legal and illegal. The project since 1991 has also included nationwide samples of 8th and 10th grade students. In addition, annual follow-up surveys are mailed to a sample of each graduating class for a number of years after their initial participation. The Monitoring the Future project is conducted by the University of Michigan's Survey Research Center at the Institute for Social Research through a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. (Caveat: Teens are especially prone to base their responses on prevailing social attitudes.)
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
National Debt Clock, including money the Fed borrows to incarcerate victimless pot offenders.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) "The Drug Czar" office, organized under the Executive Office of the President, includes a page with about 420 different words for cannabis (including "prescription," but not "medicine" - your webmaster's favorite term), the plant it's dedicated to exterminating from the face of the earth. (Researchers can also generally get a quick and authoritative answer to many factual questions and statistics about drugs and drug policy from the hotline operated by the Drugs & Crime Clearinghouse at 1-800-666-3332.)
Oregon Health Division missions include the administration of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act. OHD also issues a biennial Youth Risk Behavior Survey Report, the latest of which shows that 23 percent of Oregon teenagers who responded to the 1997 survey said they had used cannabis within the past 30 days, compared to 25 percent in 1995. This is important ammunition for Oregon reform activists who want to refute the common perception that teens' use of marijuana is increasing.
Oregon Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs.
Oregon State Police
Partnership For A Drug-Free (sic) America is funded in large part by drug companies. The sort of drugs that kill more than 100,000 Americans a year, versus 0 killed by the PDFA's arch-enemy, marijuana.
Police Officer's Internet Directory, with links to just about everything on the web related to law enforcement.
Portland Police, waging a war on someone you know.
Regional Drug Initiative, "Catalyst for a Drug-Free Community. The Regional Drug Initiative (RDI) is a coalition of concerned [Portland-based] policy makers from business, education, government, health care, law enforcement, treatment providers and community groups."
Single Source For Federal Statistics, created to help Internet users through the maze of government statistics and Web sites online. FedStats includes an A-to-Z of data in 275 categories, a keyword search engine that covers other government sites, links to federal statistics and briefing rooms and much more..
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Supreme Court Decisions
Thomas, U.S. Congressional bills and information.
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