From 1995 to 2003, inmates in federal prison for drug offenses have accounted for 49 percent of total prison population growth.
One in every 32 American adults were behind bars, on probation or on parole at the end of 2005, according to the Justice Department. Of those, 2.2 million were in prison or jail, an increase of 2.7 percent from the previous year. So this is how the drug war works — more people behind bars, and more drugs on the street.
Legalize it, man — it’s the only solution.