Chasing the Scream: Book Review

The War on Drugs has been a dismal failure. Hundreds of billions have been wasted on this war, millions of lives ruined, and the number of addicts and arrests continue to increase. The only real beneficiaries are companies who build prisons, prison guards, corrupt politicians and the judges, lawyers, cops and probation officers whose livelihoods depend on administration of‘drug criminals.’

Prisons, Drugs and Corporations

Prisons and Corporations John Johnson One way to measure a society is    by how it treats its prisoners. After three weeks of the longest and largest hunger strike in California prisons, the Los Angeles Times finally mentioned it. Since the Sixties, a huge industrial prison complex had grown across the US, one in which the suffering of over two million men and women (about one in 99 throughout the population) is a corporate profit point. This system has grown out of the so-called “War on Drugs.” This [...]

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