The War on Drugs Revisited
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Before Ronald Reagan became President, the United States spent less than a billion dollars annually on the so-called drug war. Today we spend over $20 billion. How effective is the U.S. policy on drugs and what is the human cost of this war?
On this Special Prison Desk edition of Making Contact, we take a look at the impacts of the so-called war on drugs.
Ted Shaw, NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc.; Kurt Schmoke, Howard University School of Law; Daniel Abrahamson, Drug Policy Alliance; Malika Sadda Saar, Rebecca Project for Human Rights; Terrance Stevens, director of In Arms Reach: Parents Behind Bars, Children In Crisis; Sanho Tree, Drug Policy Project of the Institute for Policy Studies.
For more information :
Institute for Policy Studies, Drug Policy Project –Washington, DC
NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. –New York, NY
Howard University School of Law –Washington, DC
Rebecca Project for Human Rights –Washington, DC