Friday, September 12, 2008

Campaign 08: Barr on Pardons and Drugs

At the Huffington Post, Libertarian candidate Bob Barr has written an editorial which says, among other things:

I also would review my presidential pardon and commutation powers as a possible means to reduce the number of people in federal prison for non-violent drug offenses. We can no longer afford the human and economic costs of imprisoning so many thousands of people for drug possession. This is the most destructive impact of drug prohibition.
See full editorial here. PardonPower has submitted questions to candidate Barr (here) and, at the time, had high expectations of timely response. But, so far ...

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