Stories by Tana Ganeva

Tana Ganeva is a reporter covering criminal justice, drug policy and homelessness. Follow her on Twitter @TanaGaneva. subscribe to Tana Ganeva's feed

Posted on: Dec 2, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Like the opioid crisis, reckless over-policing has taken its toll on the working class.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2016, Source: The Influence

It's very unlikely that Trump is going to continue Obama's policy of commuting sentences to redress draconian drug war punishments.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2016, Source: AlterNet

There's little hope that a President Trump will continue Obama's clemency initiative for people serving long sentences for drugs.

Posted on: Oct 19, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The billionaire mogul has turned his attention to keeping pot illegal, even as 60 percent of Americans support legalization.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Getting your sentence commuted doesn't mean you're home free.

Posted on: Oct 5, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Dicky Joe Jackson was released from prison after 21 years. But reintegration has not been easy.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2016, Source: The Influence

That's not really a good idea, and here's why.

Posted on: Sep 2, 2016, Source: The Influence

Life is getting increasingly complicated for officials in states intent on carrying out the death penalty.

Posted on: Aug 16, 2016, Source: The Influence

The media is getting better on covering drug issues, but old habits die hard.

Posted on: Jul 7, 2016, Source: The Influence

They falsely pitched the sting as a way to bust sex traffickers and help their victims.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2016, Source: The Influence

In an atmosphere of social panic, justice gives way to vengeance.

Posted on: Jun 15, 2016, Source: The Influence

Because there's nothing like a nice cabernet after a hard day of packing heat.

Posted on: Jun 8, 2016, Source: The Influence

Civil liberties advocates are highly skeptical of the idea that otherwise healthy people just drop dead in police custody for reasons that have nothing to do with the police.

Posted on: May 27, 2016, Source: The Influence

“I’m not a prude or a whacko; I’m not a religious zealot. it just doesn’t make sense anymore.”

Posted on: May 9, 2016, Source: The Influence

“It’s not different than a person who shoots somebody with a gun,” said U.S. attorney David Hickton.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2016, Source: The Influence

Hypocrisy, thy name is Rep. Tom Taylor.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2016, Source: The Influence

It's easier to attack a "demon drug" and its users than it is to confront issues of poverty, homelessness, gentrification, and access to health care.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2015, Source: AlterNet

And right in the middle of winter.

Posted on: Dec 7, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The city's housing crisis is truly insane.

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