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A drug war relic: Heroin ‘lifer’ who has spent almost 43 years behind bars to be freed

August 25, 2018 | Media News

Professor Douglas Berman was recently featured in The New Orleans Advocate article, A drug war relic: Heroin ‘lifer’ who has spent almost 43 years behind bars to be freed.

“There’s a depressingly large number of folks who are still serving long sentences … under now-repealed laws,” Berman said. “Unwinding old harsh sentences is among the most checkered pieces of criminal justice reform.”