Punishment for Possessing One Joint = Jail, Solitary Confinement, and Deportation

Continuing her¬†incisive reporting on the travesty¬†of¬†immigrant detention in the United States, the New York Times‘s¬†Nina¬†Bernstein¬†¬†yesterday¬†documented¬†the three-year nightmare¬†of a legal immigrant from Haiti. Bernstein¬†describes what happened to the young man¬†after he was convicted of a non-criminal drug offense,¬†considered so minor in the state of New York that it carries a fine smaller than some parking tickets.¬† […]