Produced by Vanity Fair with PAX Labs | Wars cannot be waged on things, they can only be waged on people. This three-part docuseries delves into how U.S. drug policy — and specifically cannabis prohibition — over the last century has been a driver of racial inequality, unjust incarceration, and devastating harm to communities and people of color. In Part Two, leaders from the Last Prisoner Project, Marijuana Policy Project, and Brookings Institution explain how cannabis policing and prosecution is, and always has been, racially charged and intensely punitive. We learn about the heavy toll that communities of color often suffer — from endemic psychological trauma to mass incarceration. We are introduced to Corvain Cooper and Evelyn LaChapelle, both previously incarcerated for non-violent cannabis offenses, whose stories provide powerful testimony to the extent to which the deck is stacked against people of color.
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Part One: The War on Race
Part Two: Collateral Consequences
Part Three: Getting Out