How [some State’s] cruel meth laws are putting women behind bars in record numbers
[Some US State’s have] not moved toward the defelonization of drug possession, as at least 16… have. Instead, [some have] moved in the opposite direction.
Criminalizing addiction, especially among women who are mothers, Kraemingk said, creates a situation where the children are more likely to end up in prison themselves. He pointed to national studies showing that up to 80 percent of children who have parents behind bars will end up there themselves. “Imprisonment in… [some States] is generational,” Kaemingk said. “The females behind prison walls have experienced that as a child. The generation we have back there now as inmates experienced the same things when they were children.”
Original Article (Stop the Drug War):
‘How [some State’s] cruel meth laws are putting women behind bars in record numbers
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