Freedom for William Leonard Pickard: Granted

William Leonard Pickard is to be released from jail! After serving over 20 years in prison after the infamous Kansas Missile Silo LSD bust. Leonard is the author of the much celebrated novel The Rose of Paracelsus: On Secrets and Sacraments. He was also one of the first people to raise the alarm of the […]

Women, Drugs and Prison

This article from 2014 is more relevant than ever as the global pandemic throws into stark relief the inequalities, inhumanities and exploitative systems in our cultures. Have a read and, once you are done, take some action. Email your representatives and ask what they are doing to address these issues, or do something else that […]

Life During Lockdown: Psychedelics, Prison and COVID-19

Many of us are ‘on retreat’, living in lockdown as we desperately try to buy time for our medical services to cope with the effects of COVID-19. Some people have been on lockdown for days, others for many weeks. In The United┬áStates┬áPenitentiary Tucson, Arizona, William Leonard Pickard has been on lockdown for two decades. In […]

Mashed Swedes – draconian drug policy in Scandinavia

When we think of Sweden we might think of humanitarianism, egalitarianism, and progressive politics. For the most part this is true, however when it comes to drug policy, Sweden is far from humane. Sweden has one of the toughest drug laws in Europe with personal drug use a criminal offence punishable by imprisonment of up […]