April 26, 2012

A Losing Game: Sports and the "War on Drugs" A Conversation with Authors Dave Ungrady and Gregory Jordan

Christopher Scott

Policy Analyst, Open Society Foundations
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Caroline Fredrickson

President, American Constitution Society
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Darryl Fears

Reporter, The Washington Post
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Dave Ungrady

Author, Born Ready: The Mixed Legacy of Len Bias
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Gregory Jordan

Author, Willie Mays Aiken: Safe at Home
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On Thursday, April 26th, the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS) and Open Society Foundations (OSF) hosted Dave Ungrady, author of Born Ready: The Mixed Legacy of Len Bias, and Gregory Jordan, author of Willie Mays Aikens: Safe at Home, for a conversation moderated by Darryl Fears, reporter for the Washington Post, about the unsuccessful "War on Drugs." OSF's Christopher Scott and ACS's Caroline Fredrickson introduced the panel. The discussion around these books centered on how no one, not even our most celebrated professional athletes, can win in this nation’s "War on Drugs." Drug and sentencing policies, which have resulted in the world’s highest incarceration rate and the substantial disenfranchisement of certain populations, have failed us all.