Amenability to Treatment of Drug Offenders
Federal Probation, Vol. 67, Issue 2 (September 2003), pp. 40-46
8 Pages Posted: 3 Jun 2020
Date Written: 2003
THE “WAR ON DRUGS” that began in the 1980s contributed to an unprecedented expansion in the U.S. inmate population. Prison and jail admissions more than tripled in the ensuing years (Harrison & Karberg, 2003), with drug violations accounting for approximately 60 percent of the increase in the federal inmate population and one-third of the increase in the state inmate population (Belenko & Peugh, 1998; Harrison & Beck, 2002). As of 2001, drug offenders comprised more than half (57 percent) of federal prison inmates and over 20 percent of state prison inmates in this country (Harrison & Beck, 2002).
Keywords: Aids, Criminal Law, Politics, Courts, Health Law
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