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Why America’s War on Drugs Looks Even Dumber When You See What Other Countries Do

'Fewer than half of all violent crimes were resolved in 2011, but over 7 million people are serving time in U.S. prisons. The majority of prisoners were arrested on drug charges, and 81 percent of those are in prison for simple possession. While the United States spends billions of dollars and millions of man hours fighting a war on drugs, 59 percent of rapists and 36.2 percent of murderers are never brought to justice. What do we get for that time and money? It has never been easier to buy drugs. The war on drugs isn’t working, and victims and survivors of violent crimes deserve more thorough investigations..."


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Either way that number is way

Either way that number is way to high. It's disgraceful.

I thought the prison population

Was 1.5 million? Is 7 million the number that rotates through in a year?