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Drug arrests stayed high… imprisonment fell…

Pew Charitable Trusts: These trends indicate both an ongoing reliance on the criminal legal system to address drug misuse and that this strategy is costly and ineffective. Meaningful reductions in total drug arrests and drug-related deaths may not be achieved without shifting to a public health response that prioritizes evidence-based treatment approaches…

The decline in the number of Black people incarcerated for drug offenses made up 26% of the decrease in prison admissions and 48% of the drop in the prison population… arrests of White individuals for possession of methamphetamine offset declines in marijuana arrests and drove the reduction in racial disparities…

Original Article (Pew Charitable Trusts):
Drug arrests stayed high even as imprisonment fell from 2009 to 2019
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