Monday, November 05, 2012

No Justice For All – The War on Drugs | The Imaginary Friends Show

No Justice For All – The War on Drugs | The Imaginary Friends Show

[Infographic on prisons and the war on drugs.]

I used to be very sure of myself: drugs were wrong, they should be illegal. Just because alcohol and tobacco are also bad for people but still illegal didn't mean that drugs should be legal.
But the cost of fighting a war that we're not winning has made me rethink. That, and the disparity in penalties for drug use.
As our country continues to lead the world in the percentage of its population in prison, and as private prisons grow and prosper, we really need to ask if this is the best way.


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