Jamie Haase is a former special agent for U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, where he investigated and prosecuted crimes including human trafficking, narcotics smuggling, and money laundering. Before that, he served as a U.S. Customs Inspector where his responsibilities included reviewing manifests, targeting shipments, and inspecting foreign vessels and cargo for suspected contraband.
Peter Moskos was a Baltimore City Police Officer assigned to patrol on the midnight shift in the high-crime Eastern District, an area known to many from the HBO series The Wire. Moskos left the police force to return to his graduate studies in sociology. He received his BA from Princeton University (1994) and his Ph.D. […]
As a police officer in the Houston Police Department for 24 years, Jay Hall focused on making arrests. As a juvenile probation officer in Indiana, he focused on prevention, and as an adult parole officer, he focused on rehabilitation.
John Amabile has years of experience as a prosecutor, a public defender, and now a private attorney. He was an Assistant Attorney General from 1982-1986 in the Criminal Bureau of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office.
Brian Gaughan was in law enforcement for 17 years, first in Davenport, Iowa, and then in his native Chicago area where his responsibilities included patrol assignments and narcotics investigations. He then served as a firefighter/paramedic until 2011, when he was injured on a call and forced to take medical retirement. He returned to law enforcement […]
Matthew Fogg is a former Federal Agent in the United States Marshals Service. Fogg was a Supervisory Special Agent in charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration joint drug and gun interdiction Metropolitan Area Task Force. He is a recipient of the District of Columbia, U.S. Attorney, and Federal Bar Association’s highest law enforcement awards.
Jerry Epstein is a former U.S. Marine Corps officer and served as a prosecutor, defense attorney, and judge under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Jerry has closely studied the problem of drug abuse and addiction and is a co- founder of the Drug Policy Forum of Texas.
Kimberly Cheney was elected State’s Attorney of Vermont’s Washington County in 1968 and Attorney General of Vermont in 1972.
Jim Doherty has worked as a prosecutor, corrections officer, and public defender. In total, he has been practicing law for over 30 years, including as a felony public defender in Oregon, a municipal prosecutor for several cities in Washington, and as the Chief Prosecutor in the Attorney General’s office in American Samoa.
Arnold J. “Jim” Byron worked as a United States Customs Inspector at Ports of Entry in Minnesota and Washington State from 1967 until he retired. For over 30 years he searched vehicles, cargo, and people for illegal contraband. Byron is a volunteer with the King County Bar Association Drug Policy Project in Seattle, Washington.
Carrie Roberts formerly worked with the Colorado Department of Corrections at an all—male, high security penitentiary. Roberts later became an Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Deputy and worked corrections. Roberts is currently practicing Private Investigator in her native state of Colorado, Carrie’s most recent business endeavor, the 420 Intel Agency, supports business owners in the newly legalized cannabis […]
Jay Fisher is currently a criminal defense attorney in Denver, Colorado. He formerly worked as an appellate prosecutor and as an assistant attorney general for the Colorado Attorney General’s Office. Fisher also formerly served as an assistant attorney general for the State of Georgia in the Criminal Division, handling post-conviction matters on behalf of the […]
Joanne Naughton was a member of the New York Police Department for over 20 years. She starting as a beat officer and retired a lieutenant in 1987. She worked in the narcotics bureau making undercover street-level buys for three years. Later, as an attorney, she witnessed the drug war from the defendant side, representing […]
The son of a Holocaust survivor, Finn Selander grew up knowing he wanted a career in law enforcement, fighting for truth and justice. The TV shows of his youth inspired him to help society.
Joe Morris spent 10 years with the Dallas Police Department, working both undercover and in uniform. As a specialist in crime scene investigation, he trained new officers and worked in the Research and Planning Division as a Research Analyst.
Carol Ruth Silver is licensed to practice law in California, before federal courts, and the United States Supreme Court. Silver was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors where she served three terms. In 2007, after a robust political career, Silver accepted an appointment as Director of Prisoner Legal Services for the San […]
Howard Rahtz has a dual background in drug treatment and drug interdiction. Howard spent 18—years with the Cincinnati Police Department and retired as a Captain.He served as a SWAT Negotiations Team Coordinator, obtaining successful resolutions of hostage and barricade situations.
Titus Peterson served as a prosecutor for five years in the Colorado Fifth Judicial District Attorney’s Office, under the Honorable Peter F. Michaelson. He began as a deputy district attorney and was eventually promoted to lead felony attorney for Clear Creek County, where he prosecuted all drug-related felonies as well as violent crimes.
Dwayne Sessom was hired as a Corrections Officer for the Comanche Countyjail in Lawton, Oklahoma when he was 23. He later took the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET) course and became a reserve Deputy Sheriff.
Matt McCally served seven years as a probation officer for misdemeanant offenders at the District Court level in the suburbs south of Seattle. During his time as a probation officer, Matt became acutely aware of how probationers could be sent back to prison for something as trivial as smoking a joint of marijuana.