Thursday, February 28, 2008

The War on Drugs is sadly not the War on Thugs

We're number one! The US incarcerates more people than any other country. Too bad most of these inmates are non-violent drug users. When they get out they will surely become violent when they try to earn a living.

Here's a tidbit:
The report, released Thursday by the Pew Center on the States, said the 50 states spent more than $49 billion on corrections last year, up from less than $11 billion 20 years earlier. The rate of increase for prison costs was six times greater than for higher education spending, the report said.

Remember that the next time someone bitches about how short funded our education system is.
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