The War on Drugs and Mass Incarceration in America
June 9, 2020 - All
Introduction Calls for criminal justice reform often use powerful visualizations to illustrate the United States’ dramatic increase in incarceration rates and the stark racial disparities existing within its incarcerated population (Fig. 1). These visualizations often credit the failed policies of America’s 50 year “war on drugs” as a driving force behind mass incarceration, but often…
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