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Should Prisoners Be Used in Medical Experiments?

At $75,560, housing a prisoner in California
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" Ernesto Zedillo of Mexico, César Gaviria of Colombia, and Henrique Cardoso of Brazil, "all conservative politicians, blamed the US emphasis on criminalization for the continuing toll caused by drug trafficking, and called for an approach based on public health, including the legalization of marijuana." - Associated Press

"Reserve costly prison beds for people we are afraid of, not for people we're mad at. Too many prisoners pose no physical threat to us. We're not afraid of them; we're mad at them. There are ways to punish them in the community, holding them accountable to do honest work and pay restitution." - Pat Nolan, member of California State Assembly from 1974 to 1994, GOP leader from 1984 to 1988, spent two years in federal prison for taking bribes

"Every friend of freedom must be as revolted as I am by the prospect of turning the US into an armed camp, by the vision of jails filled with casual drug users and of an army of enforcers empowered to invade the liberty of citizens on slight evidence. Most of the harm that comes from drugs is because they are illegal." - Milton Friedman


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"There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible to live without breaking laws." – Ayn Rand

"Cornell's (Cornell Corrections) Donald C. Wyatt facility later became a case study at the Harvard Design School's Center for Design Informatics. This was an indication of the wave of business and investment opportunities that prisons and law enforcement presented to everyone from architects to construction companies to real estate and tax-exempt bond investors. Harvard's case study mentions that Cornell arranged for the facility to be constructed by Brown & Root of Houston, Texas, then a subsidiary of Halliburton. Brown & Root/KBR's construction of prison facilities was to become more visible many years later after its construction of detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay, prisoner of war camps in Iraq and its winning of contracts to build detention centers for the Department of Homeland Security." - Catherine Austin Fitts




When Richard Nixon declares a "war on drugs" the transnational elite understood that incarcerating inmates at rates that ultimately rival the former Soviet Union and repressive Middle Eastern regimes is not only an excellent profit center but an effective, if unpleasant, method of social control. Prisons grew overcrowded and understaffed in the conversion of public prison systems into new private systems of incarceration and forced labor.

This draconian 'war on drugs' is not a war on 'drugs'. This draconian 'war' is a war on people that use drugs that have not either not been approved for consumption, have not been obtained from the licensed pharmaceutical corporation holding the monopoly or the drugs that have not been prescribed by a properly licensed and regulated physician.


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"Prohibition of alcohol fell flat on its face. The prohibition of other drugs rests on an equally wobbly foundation. As a cop, I bore witness to the multiple lunacies of the 'war on drugs'. In declaring 'war on drugs', we have declared war on our fellow citizens. War requires enemies we can demonize, fear and loathe. As a nation we are long overdue for a soul searching coldly analytical look at the 'drug scene' and the war on drugs. Such candor would reveal the futility of our current policies, exposing the embarrassingly meager return on our massive law enforcement effort of $167 billion a year. It is time to accept drug use as a right of adult Americans, treat drug abuse as a public health problem and end the madness of an unwinnable war."- Norm Stamper, former chief of the Seattle Police Department.

Cannabis was made illegal to increase the fortunes of William Randolf Hearst, the DuPont family and all the quack medicine producers of Rockefeller Medicine. Cannabis has a natural oil base so it remains visible in the body for 30 days whereas coal ash derivative water soluable chemicals wash out of the body in a few hours.

"I had my deep secrets, and I assumed my male friends had theirs, though none as shameful as mine - that when I was 5, I was forced into a sexual act by a gang of kids who laughed at me. I didn't reveal that secret until I was 60 years old and in a 12-step program into which I'd stumbled because of the booze and drugs I'd used to Novocain the pain of my shame and self doubt." - Karl Fleming



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"Prisons are temples where devils learn to prey.
Every time we turn the key we twist the knife of fate,
every time we cage a man we close him in with hate."
Gregory David Roberts

"Drugs Aren't the Problem": Myths About Addiction

The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered,
and It Is Not What You Think

As A Psychologist, Here's Why I Changed
My Approach To Helping Teens With Addiction

Isolation Breeds Addiction — Not Drugs

Addiction and the Rat Park experiments


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Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, a Ronald Reagan appointee, noted in a speech to the American Bar Association that "our resources are misspent, our punishments too severe, our sentences too long" and urged the American Bar Association to study "the inadequacies, and the injustices, in our prison and correctional systems". The resulting study suggested that Congress repeal mandatory minimum sentences suggesting that the laws tend "to be tough on the wrong people".

" Longer mandatory sentences are worth so much to private prison stocks. A prisoner in jail for twenty years has a twenty-year cash flow associated with his incarceration, as opposed to one with a shorter sentence or one eligible for an early parole. Passing laws regarding mandatory sentencing or other rules that will increase the needs for prison capacity can increase the value of private prison company stock without those companies getting additional contracts or business. The passage of - or anticipation of - a laws that will increase the demand for private prisons is a "stock play" in and of itself." - Catherine Austin Fitts


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"Looking to America as a role model for drug control is like looking to apartheid South Africa for how to deal with race. America leads the world in per-capita incarceration rates, with less than 5% of the world's population but almost 25% of the world's prisoners. About 500,000 people are in American prisons and jails today for violating a drug law; that's almost 10 times the total in 1980. Despite this dismal record, America has succeeded in constructing a global drug prohibition regime modeled after its own highly punitive and moralistic approach. Rarely has one nation so successfully promoted its own failed policies to the rest of the world." - Ethan Nadelmann 02/08

1982 US spent $9 billion on incarceration.

1985 US spends $36 billion on police, courts and incarceration.

1999 US spends $49 billion to incarcerate individuals.

2002 England, Italy and Germany have incarceration rates of around 100 per 100,000 of population whereas America has in an incarceration rate of 436 per 100,000.

2004 2.1 million prisoners behind American bars which is comparable to the rate of incarceration in the Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin and Iraq under Saddam Hussein.

An individual convicted of petty theft in California - a theft of less than $400 - who is sentenced to serve any time in jail may be charged with a felony if caught stealing again and punished with up to three years in state prison.

5,500 individuals are serving third strike prison sentences in California including more than 100 serving a minimum of 25 years for petty theft.

2005 America spends $167 billion on incarceration. Seven million Americans, about 3% of the total American population, is incarcerated or on parole or probation.

California spends $573 million. 13,000 individuals, 9% of California prison population are three strikers. For a three striker, 25 years, the cost of incarceration is $750,000. Those sentenced to 25 years to life will effectively be wards of the State for as long as they live.

In North Carolina Junior Allen, 65, is released after 35 years of incarceration for stealing a black and white television set worth $140 in 1970.

2007 California imprisoned residents at 4 times the rate it did in 1980.

"California's correctional system is in a tailspin that threatens public safety and raises the risk of fiscal disaster. The failing correctional system is the largest and most immediate crisis facing policy-makers. Thousands of local jail inmates are let out early every week as a result of overcrowding and court-ordered population caps." - Little Hoover Commission, January 25, 2007

Govenor Arnold Schwarzenegger annonuces his new plan to borrow $7.4 billion to ease prison overcrowding by building new prisons. At this time 172,000 inmates are packed into space intended for 100,000 inmates.
"'Tough on Crime' sentencing laws have to be judged by outcomes and matched with fiscal responsibility. Despite the rhetoric, thirty years of 'tough on crime' politics has not made the state safer." - Michael E. Alpert, chairman Little Hoover Commission, January 25, 2007

2008 1 out of 100 American adults is incarcerated - the highest incarceration rate throughout recorded history.

"One in every 31 adults, or 7.3 million Americans, is in prison, on parole or probation, at a cost to the states of $47 billion. The crime rate has declined by about 25 percent in the past two decades. Despite more spending on prisons, recidivism rates remained largely unchanged. One out of 89 women is behind bars or monitored, compared with one out of 18 men." - Pew Center on the States

California has built 30 prisons since 1980 but inmate levels are double design capacity. A federal judge finds that a least one avoidable death is occuring per week through sheer neglect and ineptitude even though spending on health care is up 263% from 2000 to $1.9 billion.

"Our prisons are crowded for one reason: We have too many people behind bars. We could start by finding a more appropriate way to deal with those prisoners who are more mentally ill than criminal, who were re-incarcerated for technical parole violations that pose no public safety threat, whose offense is mere drug possession, or who are serving 25-year mandatory minimum sentences for non-serious, nonviolent third strikes." - Sharon Dolovich, professor at UCLA School of Law.


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Mark A. Ciavarella Jr.

Judge Mark A. Ciavarella Jr. and Michael T. Conahan appear in federal court in Scranton, Pa. to plead guilty to wire fraud and income tax fraud for taking more than $2.6 million in kickbacks to send teenagers to two privately run youth detention centers run by PA Child Care and a sister company, Western PA Child Care. Judge Michael T. Conahan secured contracts for the two centers to house juvenile offenders, Judge Mark A. Ciavarella Jr. is the one who carried out the sentencing to keep the centers filled.

"There was a culture of intimidation surrounding this judge (Mark A. Ciavarella Jr.) and no one was willing to speak up about the sentences he was handing down." - Marsha Levick

More than 500 sentenced juveniles had appeared before Mark A. Ciavarella Jr. without legal representation.

Former Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella Jr. is sentenced to 28 years in federal prison for taking bribes from the builder of a pair of juvenile detention centers in a case that became known as "kids-for-cash."

2009 A federal three-judge panel rules that the California prison system must reduce overcrowding by as many as 55,000 inmates within three years to provide a constitutional level of medical and mental health care.
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