American Gulag

The Agitator takes a look at the new data released about the increasing prison population and posts some stats about the War on Drugs.

According to new data from the U.S. Department of Justice, one in 136 Americans is behind bars today, including an astounding 12 percent of all black men between the ages of 25 and 29. The United States represents 4.6 percent of the world’s population, but houses nearly 23 percent of humanity’s prison population. Certainly, part of this is likely due to politicians’ unfortunate habit of addressing every social problem with a new law, but much of it is due to our ever-more-draconian drug laws. A few more statistics to chew on from the latest edition of Drug War Facts, published by Common Sense for Drug Policy:

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  1. I took a Pathways Inc. course in why patients get hooked,because my wife was like Rush Limbaugh,Dr. shopping.The pain of withdrawal is real to them although they think it’s the Dr’s diagnosed thing thats causing the pain ,not my medicine cause it helps me.When the habit gets out of control more Dr’s or, as my wife said”experts” are seen.Legal prescribed dope is ok according to Rush,but the street dope people need prison to fight the war on drugs.Besides the judge now will let you go to Iraq instead of jail if your small time user.

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