As U.S. repudiates war on drugs, finds innocent men on death row, states recognize 'lock 'em up' policies fail.

 (Photo: Rich Pedroncelli, AP)

(Photo: Rich Pedroncelli, AP)

By James Alan Fox and Richard Moran:  "A new report from the University of Michigan's National Registry of Exonerations has proclaimed 2015 as a banner year for achieving justice in America. A total of 149 prisoners — including 58 convicted of homicide and five on death row — were released from custody based on exculpatory evidence or the recognition that the Sixth Amendment right to a fair trial had been violated. Apparently, they were the victims of a system more interested in arrest, prosecution and incarceration than in justice."  Continue reading