The Exile Nation Project: An Oral History of the War on Drugs (Full Video Report)

Photo: Visitors entrance to the Utah State Prison in Draper, UtahUnited States. CREDIT DR04.  Original uploader was DR04 at en.wikipedia. Released into the public domain (by the author)

“1 million people are incarcerated every year in the United States for drug law violations.” SOURCE: Wikipedia.

from Underground Documentaries.com

The Land of the Free punishes or imprisons more of its citizens than any other nation. This collection of testimonials from criminal offenders, family members, and experts on America’s criminal justice system puts a human face on the millions of Americans subjugated by the US Government’s 40 year, one trillion dollar social catastrophe: The War on Drugs; a failed policy underscored by fear, politics, racial prejudice and intolerance in a public atmosphere of “out of sight, out of mind.”

The United States has only 5% of the world’s population, yet a full 25% of the world’s prisoners. At 2.5 million, the US has more prisoners than even China does with five times the population of the United States. 8 million Americans (1 in every 31) languish under some form of state monitoring known as “correctional supervision.” On top of that, the security and livelihood of over 13 million more has been forever altered by a felony conviction. . . . Read Complete Report

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