Since President Richard Nixon declared the War on Drugs in 1971, we’ve witnessed one of the biggest policy failures in American history.
Dan King is a senior contributor at Young Voices, where he covers civil liberties and criminal justice reform. His work has appeared at Reason, The Week, and The Weekly Standard.
With the world’s highest population of incarcerated people, it’s no secret America’s criminal justice system is broken.
Not only do absurdly long probation terms threaten the freedom of ex-convicts, these terms also add a burden on taxpayers.