Drug War Responsible For U.S. Prison Population Exceeding Prisoner Population Of Stalin’s Gulag


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The United States has more people in prison today than the population of Stalin’s Gulag Archipelago when it was at its peak. According to an article by Fareed Zakaria, the reason this has happened is entirely due to our costly, and utterly ineffective, “War on Drugs.” Zakaria discusses the U.S. prison population as being seven to ten times higher than that of other industrialized nations because of it.