What is the “Last Prisoner Project”?
The Last Prisoner Project was founded in 2019 out of the belief that no one should remain incarcerated for cannabis offenses. We brought together a team of justice impacted individuals, criminal and social justice advocates, policy and education experts, and leaders in social justice and drug policy reform to work to end this fundamental injustice. We are committed to freeing every last prisoner of the unjust war on drugs, starting with the tens of thousands of individuals imprisoned for cannabis.
Hear their stories.
The Plot Thickens…
Learn more about the dark history of how cannabis prohibition targeted black people and build a privately owned military industrial complex in this three-part Docuseries by Vanity Fair.
The Human Toll: How the War on Cannabis Targeted Black America | Part 1
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 One, leaders from the Last Prisoner Project, Marijuana Policy Project, Law Enforcement Action Partnership and Brookings Institution uncover the racist origins of the war on drugs and explain how these dangerous policies, dating as far back as the early 1900s, have shaped our carceral system to this day. ”