The Exile Nation Project - Interview with Judge Jim Gray

In 1992 Judge James P. Gray of the California Superior Court was the first sitting judge to come out against the War on Drugs in a televised press conference.
Charles Shaw
9 November 2011

The Land of the Free punishes or imprisons more of its citizens than any other nation. This collection of testimonials from criminal offenders, family members, and experts on America’s criminal justice system puts a human face on the millions of Americans subjugated by the US Government's 40 year, one trillion dollar social catastrophe: The War on Drugs; a failed policy underscored by fear, politics, racial prejudice and intolerance in a public atmosphere of "out of sight, out of mind."


James P. Gray is a former Superior Court justice for the State of California. In 1992 he was the first sitting judge to come out against the War on Drugs in a televised press conference.

Since then, Judge Gray has discussed drug policy on more than two-hundred television and radio shows and in public forums across the country. Using his experience on the bench, he authored a book on the failed War on Drugs.

He remains one of the War's most honest and outspoken critics.

This complete interview is #9 of 100 in The Exile Nation Project's archive, which can be found on ExileNation.org.

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