Drug-Free Zone Dilemma: Expand Them or Reduce Them?

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In the late 1980s, every state had laws that imposed harsh penalties on drug offenses committed near schools. Those laws are now undergoing scrutiny as states revisit long sentences for drug crimes that have led to mass incarceration---and as they face a new drug epidemic, this time opioid addiction . . .

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