Every 25 Seconds, Cops Arrest Someone for Drug Possession

Speri, Alice

Publisher:  The Intercept
Date Written:  12/10/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX19987

The war on drugs may have failed, but it certainly hasn't ended: Every 25 seconds in the U.S., someone is arrested for drug possession. Arrests for the possession and personal use of drugs are boosting the ranks of the incarcerated at astonishing rates - with 137,000 people behind bars for drugs on any given day, and 1.25 million every year.

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