“Misguided drug laws and draconian sentencing requirements have produced profoundly unequal outcomes for communities of color.
Although rates of drug use and selling are comparable across racial and ethnic lines, blacks and Latinos are far more likely to be criminalized for drug law violations than whites.
2.7 million children are growing up in U.S. households in which one or more parents are incarcerated. Two-thirds of these parents are incarcerated for nonviolent offenses. One in nine black children has an incarcerated parent, compared to one in 28 Latino children and one in 57 white children.”
— Drug Policy Alliance Press Release
11:50 am |
April 11 2013
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