April 7th, 2003

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03:35 am - From the New York Times
from http://archive.nytimes.com/2003/04/07/national/07PRIS.html :

The Bureau of Justice Statistics has calculated that 28 percent of black men will be sent to jail or prison in their lifetime.
What the fuck is up with that? More than one in every four?!

The War on Drugs has gotten to the point where it's actually WORSE than Prohibition was, I think. =(

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From: (Anonymous)
Date: April 7th, 2003 - 09:13 am

[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: April 7th, 2003 - 09:19 am
You know, that's bad enough. But the thing that really bothers me is, that 28% statistic wasn't referring to arrests, it was referring to imprisonment.

Yeow. =(

[User Picture] From: billyfleetwood
Date: April 7th, 2003 - 12:41 pm
yeah, thanks for the heads up. Please forward all correspondence to Salah@meet-an-inmate.com

Prohibition was about making certain people rich...The war on drugs is about keeping certain people poor...

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