Drug War NewsWhen will the U.S. stop mass incarceration?
By Lisa Bloom, Special to CNN
July 3, 2012H
ere's one stark way to understand our new normal of mass incarceration: If we wanted to return to 1970s level of incarceration, we'd have to release four out of five people behind bars today.
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May 30, 2012Ouster of a Texas Democrat Cast Light on U.S. Drug WarA
number of factors led to the defeat of long-time incumbant and Democrat Representative Silvestre Reyes of Texas, whose district includes El Paso, but one of them was his stance against legalizing marijuana. In his stead, voters chose Beto O'Rourke, a former US Border Patrolman who favors legalization.Online Drug War News
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