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US incarceration timeline

November Coalition graph. Some Congressmen and police who prosecuted the War on Drugs now believe it caused a large increase in the United States incarceration rate. See Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, and larger chart with sources. See template.

The majority of people incarcerated in prisons and jails in the USA are in due to drug-related offenses, crimes to get money for drugs, or drug-related parole or probation violations. Wikipedia: Drug-related crime. The number of inmates in the USA has increased almost 5 times over since 1980. The USA has the highest incarceration rate of any nation. Compare incarceration rates worldwide. See cost of U.S. drug war: 1.5 trillion dollars! Cannabis is safer! Share link.
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Torture, rape, beatings, searches, disappearances and the Drug War worldwide.

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Searches, stop-and-frisks, harassment Edit

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U.S. torture training in Mexico Edit

Riz Khan - Torture training in Mexico - 08 Jul 08 - Part 1(13:15)

See this article: "Torture in Mexico’s Drug War (Warning Graphic Video)". If the above embedded video does not work go to the YouTube page and try.

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See the video to the right. "Torture By Mexican Government In Drug War Highlights U.S. Loss of Credibility On Human Rights".

"The Washington Post reports today [July 9, 2009] that the Mexican government has employed numerous torture techniques to extract confessions from suspected drug traffickers. The techniques included beatings, suffocation with plastic bags, electric shocks, the insertion of needles under suspects’ finger nails, water torture, and other abuses."

Disappearances in Mexico Edit

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Ten thousand dead and counting: Ciudad Juarez, the Mexican city that’s deadlier than Afghanistan. Dec 27, 2011. National Post. Chilling images.

"The human rights commission of the local state of Chihuahua registered 1,250 complaints of torture, forced disappearances and extrajudicial executions by the army during its two-year deployment in Ciudad Juarez. It counts 400 similar grievances against the federal police who moved in when the soldiers were pulled out. These numbers document only 20% of the violations taking place, it estimates."
"Human Rights Watch found there were 921 investigations opened in the military justice system for abuses in Chihuahua between December 2006 and May 2011 — more than any other state. Charges were brought in only two cases and no sentences were handed were down."

In A Drug War, Mexican Forces Accused Of Abuses. By Jason Beaubien. December 20, 2011. National Public Radio.

"In November, the New York-based Human Rights Watch issued a report documenting more than 200 cases of kidnapping, torture and extrajudicial killings by the military and police."

Graphic: The ever expanding death toll in Mexico’s sprawling drug war. Last updated: Nov 1, 2011. National Post.

Indonesia Edit

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Drug-suspect rape and torture by police in Indonesia. See the links to the media articles (and quotes) found in the 2010 and 2009 sections of this Cannabis Wiki article: Jakarta, Indonesia.

Torture by U.S. police Edit

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Jury Selection Begins in Illinois Police Torture Trial. By Karen Hawkins, Associated Press Writer. May 23, 2010. ABC News.

4 days in DEA holding cell without water Edit

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Daniel Chong, U.S. Man Left In Cell For 4 Days, Entered 'Survival Mode'. By Julie Watson. May 3, 2012. Associated Press article and MSNBC video. This was all over the news. From the article: "People can die from dehydration in as little as three to seven days, said Dr. Wally Ghurabi at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica. Ghurabi said Chong was wise to drink his own urine to stay hydrated."

I tell you what I think happened. He was in a holding cell without a toilet and the DEA agents may have heard some muffled screams and figured it was just some suspect complaining, and so why not let him piss on himself while others were handling the paperwork. The info on the video is incredible. Staff walked by. Neighboring cells heard him and some told him to shut up. So staff must have heard him and ignored him. From the article: "A federal law enforcement official familiar with DEA operations said the agency's protocols require that cells be checked each night."

Juvenile inmates in the USA Edit

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Raw Video Deputy Shown Kicking Teen Girl(01:16)

Deputy Shown Kicking Teen Girl. He hit her in the head while she was standing and while she was on the floor. He slammed her onto a concrete floor. He pulled her up by her hair. YouTube link.

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Police beatings and killings of youths and othersEdit

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Multiple videos of various brutal beatings of youths and adults by U.S. police:

Senate votes for indefinite military detention of AmericansEdit

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See also: Newt Gingrich's Drug War, extraordinary rendition, and torture, rape, beatings, searches, disappearances and the Drug War. Also, "Night and Fog", the Nazi Germany program of disappearances, and indefinite military detention. Also, follow the money: Private prisons and private power.

Torture and non-consensual human experimentation within the USAEdit

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Some people do not know the depth of the long sordid history of torture and non-consensual human experimentation within the USA. See Wikipedia: Unethical human experimentation in the United States. Watch this video below about Project MKUltra while it is still available online:

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CIA Secret Experiments. [1] [2]. National Geographic. 2008. YouTube link. Video is also here and here.
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Drug war and incarceration rates worldwide Edit

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See list of incarceration rates by country. Compare the rates. Due to the Drug War the USA has the highest incarceration rate in the world. See cost of U.S. drug war: 1.5 trillion dollars! Let's Break the Taboo! Cannabis is safer! Share link.

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World incarceration map
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The majority of people incarcerated in prisons and jails in the USA are in due to drug-related offenses, crimes to get money for drugs, or drug-related parole or probation violations. Wikipedia: Drug-related crime. The number of inmates in the USA has increased almost 5 times over since 1980. The USA has the highest incarceration rate of any nation. Compare incarceration rates worldwide. See cost of U.S. drug war: 1.5 trillion dollars! Cannabis is safer! Share link.
Correctional population USA
USA: Over 7.2 million persons on probation or parole, or incarcerated in jail or prison, at yearend 2006. About 3.2% of the U.S. adult population, or 1 in every 31 adults. Larger chart with detailed source info: [3]. Latest data: [4]. See template.
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US incarceration rate timeline
Timeline of U.S. incarceration in prisons and jails as a percentage of Americans of all ages. See template. Image source and data.
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"Welcome to America, home to 5% of the world's people & 25% of the world's prisoners."
USA. 25% of world's prisoners 2
Image info, larger banner, template, and stats. More info: [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]. Most are incarcerated due to the drug war.
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USA and territories. 2,424,279 inmates in 2008. ...
In 2008 with less than 5% of world population the USA had over 2.4 million of 9.8 million world prisoners. See latest numbers and World Prison Population List (10th edition). The majority of inmates in the USA are in due to the drug war. The number of inmates in the USA has increased almost 5 times over since 1980.
Inmates per 100,000 population by race and ethnicity
Incarceration rates for adult males in U.S. jails and prisons by race and ethnicity. On June 30, 2006, an estimated 4.8% of black non-Hispanic men were in prison or jail, compared to 1.9% of Hispanic men of any race, and 0.7% of white non-Hispanic men. Image and data sources. More info: The Drug War causes the high U.S. incarceration rates. See template.
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USA. Adult and juvenile inmate stats. Share link.
Adult incarceration in the USA. Smaller
Source: Correctional Populations in the United States, 2010. See Appendix Table 2 in PDF. From U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Incarceration rate is per 100,000. See template. See juvenile detention numbers.
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Total juvenile detention chart for the USA
Data is from the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. See template.
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US adult correctional population, 2000-2012
Source: Correctional Populations in the United States, 2012. See Table 2 in PDF. From U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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Breaking the TabooEdit

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Home Page (BreakingTheTaboo.info). More info [19]. See TabooBreakers on Twitter. See Global Commission on Drug Policy and Facebook page. Quotes from video clips on the trailer: President Richard Nixon: "total war against public enemy number one". President Ronald Wilson Reagan: "When we say no to drugs it will be clear that we mean absolutely none". President George H.W. Bush: "Some think there won't be room for them in jail. We'll make room". Morgan Freeman: "Since 1971 2.5 trillion dollars have been spent on the War on Drugs". Look who's breaking the taboo: Richard Branson, Kate Winslet, Sam Branson, Morgan Freeman, and many more. See also: MarijuanaMajority.com. Share link. Full version in English is no longer available online. Hey Richard Branson, George Soros, or whoever, please buy it and put it back online!

Cost of drug warEdit

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Cost of U.S. drug war:
Cost of U.S. drug war. Even $1.5 trillion dollars is conservative since many crimes are committed in order to get money for drugs. Correction costs alone average $30,600 per inmate in 2007. See: Drug war causes high U.S. incarceration rate. See: Economics - Drug War Facts. See: 32 Reasons Why We Need To End The War On Drugs - Business Insider. See: The Budgetary Impact of Ending Drug Prohibition.
Cost of U.S. drug war
A Chart That Says the War on Drugs Isn't Working. By Serena Dai. The Atlantic Wire. 12 Oct 2012. "The numbers on this chart alone don't add up to $1.5 trillion, which represents a more inclusive count of drug control spending, with prison costs and state level costs determined by the Office of National Drug Control Policy, but instead to $800 billion." See Drug war charts and maps. Share link.
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US incarceration rate timeline
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Cannabis is safer Edit

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Marijuana Majority
www.MarijuanaMajority.com - U.S. support for legalization has since increased to 58% in some polls.
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Marijuana is safer than peanuts
USA. Tobacco deaths are now 480,000 a year. Alcohol deaths are less than the chart number even when traffic deaths included. Aspirin number is actually for NSAIDs. Peanut allergy deaths is more like 10. Stat sources (all deaths): [10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18].
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Cigarette Ingredients - Chemicals in Cigarettes. Tri-County Cessation Center. "The list of 599 additives approved by the US Government for use in the manufacture of cigarettes is something every smoker should see. Submitted by the five major American cigarette companies to the Dept. of Health and Human Services in April of 1994, this list of ingredients had long been kept a secret. ... While these ingredients are approved as additives for foods, they were not tested by burning them, and it is the burning of many of these substances which changes their properties, often for the worse. Over 4000 chemical compounds are created by burning a cigarette – 69 of those chemicals are known to cause cancer." See: Wikipedia: Tobacco harm reduction. See Marijuana habit not linked to lung cancer : IMNG Oncology Report: "The difference in risk is likely related to chemical additives in commercial cigarettes that aren’t present in most methods of inhaling marijuana smoke." See: Wikipedia: List of additives in cigarettes.

Cigarette chemicals
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"In October 2008 the American Association of Public Health Physicians (AAPHP) became the first medical organization in the U.S. to officially endorse tobacco harm reduction as a viable strategy to reduce the death toll related to cigarette smoking." [20] [21] Joel Nitzkin: "So if we can figure that the nicotine in the e-cigarettes is basically a generic version of the same nicotine that is in prescription products, we have every reason to believe that the hazard posed by e-cigarettes would be much lower than one percent, probably lower than one tenth of one percent of the hazard posed by regular cigarettes." [22] [23]

Alcohol versus marijuana. Many photos
On the right side in clockwise order: Carl Sagan, Michael Phelps, Stephen King, Steve Jobs, Montel Williams.
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Marijuana no carbs
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Soda versus marijuana
*Study: Why Pot Smokers Are Skinnier. May 15, 2013 article by Lindsay Abrams, The Atlantic.
*Pot Smoking Not Linked To Breathing Problems; May Help Lungs. By Steve Elliott on March 6, 2013.
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1999 Institute of Medicine report on marijuana
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Quotes in the image to the left (and in the text below) are from the U.S. government's landmark 1999 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base. The full text of the report is available for free online at the above link, and is searchable. The table of contents by chapter is on the sidebar. The report is also available as a free PDF download. Quotes below are followed by their references. Emphasis added.

Page 109: "Indeed, epidemiological data indicate that in the general population marijuana use is not associated with increased mortality. 138"

- 138. Sidney S, Beck JE, Tekawa IS, Quesenberry CP Jr, Friedman GD. 1997a. Marijuana use and mortality. American Journal of Public Health 87:585—590.

Page 107: "When heavy marijuana use accompanies these symptoms [amotivation], the drug is often cited as the cause, but no convincing data demonstrate a causal relationship between marijuana smoking and these behavior characteristics. 23"

- 23. Chait LD, Pierri J. 1992. Effects of smoked marijuana on human performance: A critical review. In: L Murphy and A Bartke, Editors, Marijuana/Cannabinoids: Neurobiology and Neurophysiology. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. Pp. 387—424.

Page 119: "There is no conclusive evidence that marijuana causes cancer in humans, including cancers usually related to tobacco use."


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