There are 2.3 million people behind bars in this country — that is triple the amount of prisoners we had in 1987 — and 25 percent of those incarcerated are locked up for drug offenses. Taxpayers spend almost $70 billion a year on corrections and incarceration. The war on drugs has also been a war on communities of color. The racial disparities are staggering: despite the fact that whites engage in drug offenses at a higher rate than African-Americans, African-Americans are incarcerated on drug charges at a rate that is 10 times greater than that of whites. – ACLU
We have more people in prison than any other country in the world, per capita, or in absolute numbers. Per capita, we have 6 times more people in prison than China.
•- Legalize marijuana.
•- Anyone convicted of a minor possession of drugs in the last 45 years will have this taken off their record.
•- End mandatory minimum laws.
•- Stop paying prison inmates slave wages.
•- Stop ripping off prison inmates in the commissary.
•- Stop companies like JPay from ripping off the families of prison inmates.
•- Stop police brutality.