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The FBI's new preliminary 2001 Uniform Crime Report figures have been released, and are available online at:
http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/01prelim.pdf

The 3rd edition of the World Prison Population List, compiled by the United Kingdom Home Office's Research, Development and Statistics Directorate is available online at:
http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs/r166.pdf

The Netherlands-based Transnational Institute has released two reports on the international drug control framework and the obstacles it presents to reform:

Breaking the Impasse: Polarisation & Paralysis in UN Drug Control, by TNI fellow Martin Jelsma
http://www.tni.org/reports/drugs/debate5.htm#1

Habits of a Hegemon: The United States and the Future of the Global Drug Prohibition Regime, by Prof. David Bewley-Taylor
http://www.tni.org/reports/drugs/debate5.htm#9

TNI has further related information available online at:
http://www.tni.org/drugs/ungass/unpolicy.htm

Harm reductionist Imani Woods has launched two web sites devoted to harm reduction and drug policy education in the African American community:
http://www.harmreductioninblack.org and http://www.africanamericaneducation.org

DrugWar.com interviews SSDP national director Shawn Heller:
http://www.drugwar.com/pshellerinterview.shtm

The Centers for Disease Control's 2001 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance report is available online at:
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss5104a1.htm or http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/ss/ss5104.pdf

WorldNet Daily critiques the government's drugs-terrorism link and points out it's prohibition, not drugs:
http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=28034

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