This short video by a law professor focuses on the disproportionate number of non-violent offenders who end up being prosecuted and jailed, often for startlingly long terms.

“Why the War On Drugs Looks Even Stupider When You See What Other Countries Do”

Why do we persist in focusing on non-violent criminals?

Could it be because of capitalism?

If you were running a privatized prison, who would you want making office furniture for you–a violent criminal or a doper now off dope?

Cassandra

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