Neill Franklin, Executive Director, Law Enforcement Action Partnership|Mar 27, 2019
A Brief History of Incarceration
I'll begin with one of the major reasons that we're dealing with an incarceration boom in the United States. Let's look at a little insight into history, but only as far as the 1970's. When you think of the '70s, a lot of people think of Richard Nixon. They think of the war on drugs, a phrase he coined.
At the time he announced the war on drugs, we had about 400,000 people incarcerated in this country. Then we started the formalized war on drugs with new laws and regulations. And I say formalized under Richard Nixon, because we had already started with the prohibition of cannabis going back into the 1930's. We had already started the true war on drugs about 100 years ago.
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