The War on Drugs


Stop the War on Drugs.

 There are 2.3 million people behind bars in this country — that is triple the amount of prisoners we had in 1987 — and 25 percent of those incarcerated are locked up for drug offenses. Taxpayers spend almost $70 billion a year on corrections and incarceration. The war on drugs has also been a war on communities of color. The racial disparities are staggering: despite the fact that whites engage in drug offenses at a higher rate than African-Americans, African-Americans are incarcerated on drug charges at a rate that is 10 times greater than that of whites. – ACLU

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We have more people in prison than any other country in the world, per capita, or in absolute numbers. Per capita, we have 6 times more people in prison than China.

  • – Legalize marijuana.
  • – Anyone convicted of a minor possession of drugs in the last 43 years will have this taken off their record.
  • – End mandatory minimum laws.
  • – Stop paying prison inmates slave wages.
  • – Stop ripping off prison inmates in the commissary.
  • Stop companies like JPay from ripping off the families of prison inmates.
  • Stop police brutality.

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