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Friday, February 29, 2008

1 In 100

The Hartford Current.......

"The prison population in ... the nation reached an all-time high in January, reflecting the quandary many states face of maintaining public safety while managing overcrowded prisons in a $50 billion-a-year system."

Human Rights Watch - Incarcerated America, April 2003

"Perhaps the single greatest force behind the growth of the prison population has been the national 'war on drugs.' The number of incarcerated drug offenders has increased twelvefold since 1980. In 2000, 22 percent of those in federal and state prisons were convicted on drug charges.4"

Sorry my statistics are not as current as they should be. I have friends in the anti-war (on drugs) community who should be able to update this.

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