Report: Drug War and Mandatory Minimums Exploded US Prison Population, Crushed State Budgets

By: Thursday May 1, 2014 11:02 am

America has been turned into a nation of prisons thanks primarily to the drug war and mandatory minimum sentences. A new extensive report from the National Research Council looks at the size, cost, and cause of the American prison system and it is not pretty.

Five key finding about report show the shocking extend of the problem:

 

NRC on Research on “War on Terror” Detainees: “A Contemporary Problem”?

By: Sunday February 13, 2011 7:40 am

A National Research Council (NRC) 2008 report on a conference on Emerging Cognitive Neuroscience and Related Technologies examined briefly what it characterized as a “contemporary problem,” the possibility of doing research on “war on terror” detainees, removed by the U.S. government from Geneva protections against experiments done on prisoners of war.

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