The Collateral Consequences of Drug Convictions: Why the War on Drugs Ostracizes for Life

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 • 12:15 PM • Law School 3037Duke Law Events

Please join attorney Daryl Atkinson, staff attorney for the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, as he discusses the alarming conviction rate for drug offenses in North Carolina and how the collateral consequences of these convictions can last a lifetime. While many are aware of the troubling racial disparity in drug convictions, the often extreme consequences of these convictions - including automatic exclusion from many professions, loss of voting rights, and denial of federal student loan funding, as a few examples - are often overlooked. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by PILF, BLSA, HLSA and the undergraduates in Students for Sensible Drug Policy. Funded by the DBA. For more information, contact Caryn Devins at

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