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MAJORITY of 2 million US prisoners in due to Drug War! CHARTS. REFERENCES.
16 Nov 2001
This web page is good for exposing the true magnitude of the U.S. drug war. Reproduce any or all of it freely. Or just pass on the page description and link. The MAJORITY of the 2 million U.S. prisoners are incarcerated due to the drug war! The Drug-War Industrial Complex. The U.S. drug-war inmate MAJORITY is calculated by adding together prisoners who had committed drug crimes, drug-related crimes (such as robbing to get money for drugs that are expensive because of the drug war), drug trade crimes, drug-related parole violations, etc.. The USA has 5% of the world's population and 25% of the world's 8 MILLION prisoners!

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 *MAJORITY of inmates in
 *Drug War = More HARM than
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*6-2000. Washington Post. June 3, 2000. What On Earth? Behind Bars.
"At least 8 million people are being held in prisons and jails around the
world, ... SOURCES: Worldwatch Institute, U.S. Bureau of Justice
Statistics (for U.S. data), Britain's Home Office Research." Link:

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This web page is good for exposing
the true magnitude of the U.S. drug war. Reproduce freely. Copy any
or all of it, and distribute. Or just pass on the page description below. 

*The MAJORITY of the 2 million U.S. prisoners are incarcerated due to the drug war! The Drug-War Industrial Complex.
The U.S. drug-war inmate MAJORITY is calculated by adding together prisoners who had committed drug crimes, drug-related crimes (such as robbing to get money for drugs that are expensive because of the drug war), drug trade crimes, drug-related parole violations, etc.. The
USA has 5% of the world's population and 25% of the world's 8 MILLION
prisoners. As of the year 2000 the USA again has the world's highest incarceration
rate! It is 5 to 17 times higher than all other Western (long
democratic traditions) nations. The US rate is almost 4 times higher than in
1980 at the time of Reagan's election. 6.5 million adults, or 1
in 32 adults in the USA, or 3.1% of adults, were under correctional supervision (in jail, in prison, on probation, or on
parole) at yearend 2000. Statistics,
references, links, and charts: ;
and ;



inmates. MAJORITY in due to U.S. DRUG WAR!  [TopLink] 

Republican evil, Democrat cooperation, corporatist control: The Drug-War Industrial Complex. 

The U.S. drug war inmate MAJORITY is shown by adding together
drug crimes, crimes to get money for drugs, drug-related parole violations,

"Nearly one in four
persons (23.7%) imprisoned in the United States is currently imprisoned for a
drug offense. The number of persons behind bars for drug offenses
(458,131) is roughly the same as the entire prison and jail population in 1980
(474,368)." From the July 2000 report, "Poor Prescription: The Costs of Imprisoning Drug Offenders in the United States."

*Number and percentage of prisoners whose primary and/or most serious
crime was a drug offense. Based on federal estimates of state and
federal drug prisoners. Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics. Chart from 1980
on. 8% in 1980. 23% in 1998. ;
and ;

In addition, "The FBI has reported that
almost one-third of people convicted of robbery and burglary, and more than one-quarter of
people convicted of larceny, committed their crimes to get money for drugs. Moreover, 6.5
percent of the murders in the United States in 1990 occurred in narcotics-related
circumstances" (The Washington Post, Jan. 18, 1994).

The Nov. 2, 1995 Chicago Tribune reported: "The latest Bureau of Justice
Statistics [BJS] survey of U.S. prison inmates in 1991 found that 27 percent of robbers admitted
they committed crimes to buy drugs; 30 percent of burglars said so, and 5 percent of
convicted murderers did." BJS report (need free, Adobe Acrobat, reader to
view the pdf file):
and ;

*7-1999. USA. War Won't Solve the Drug Problem. "In
1988, just over half of the murders in the city [New York City]
were 'drug-related.' But once the researchers examined the circumstances
of the murders, they discovered that the clear majority, 74 percent, were
results of the drug trade, not drug use (14 percent) or the need to get money
for drugs (4 percent)." Washington Post OPED from Drug Policy
Foundation. ;




*CHART. Parole violations and drugs. Percentage
of violators returned to prison for failing urine tests, associating with drug
users, etc.. ;

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> *Data are from the Survey of Inmates in
State Correctional Facilities, 1997. Detail
adds to more than 100 percent because some
inmates may have had more than 1 reason.

*PERCENTAGE of federal prison population who are DRUG
OFFENDERS, 1970 to 2000. ; and

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> From the link just above: State and
Federal prisoners
totaled 1,312,354 in 2000. Jails held another 621,149.

*U.S. Federal Mandatory-Minimum Drug Sentences. Most
states also have mandatory minimums. ; and ;                 

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> ;

> 1 kilo is 1 kilogram, which equals 1000 grams. 
> 1 pound equals 454
grams. 1 ounce equals 28.35 grams. 

*U.S. Incarceration Rates Chart. Timeline.
Drug War Incarceration Nation. ; and

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*Drug war CHART web pages described. With QUICK LINKS to all of them. New chart pages. Old chart pages. All chart pages.

*Incarceration rates. World. 1985-1995. By nation. CHART. U.S. and Russian
rates updated for the year 2000 and 2001. At the change of the millennium, the
USA (aka Babylon), became number one again. Links to 1999, and later, rates for
many nations. ; and



Drug War
= More HARM than drugs.   [TopLink] 

The failed drug war causes far more harm than

The U.S. Drug-war Industrial Complex causes the
world's highest incarceration rate; years wasted in brutal prisons; broken,
one-parent families; many kids orphaned; bloody drug-trade turf wars; high
violent crime rates relative to all other Western nations; many property crimes
to get money for drugs (that are expensive due to the drug war); lower inner city property values; insane prison, court,
and police spending; spending cut from education and healthcare; violent
criminals released early to keep in non-violent drug offenders with longer
mandatory minimum sentences; many unnecessary deaths from impure drugs; racist
drug law enforcement and sentencing; racial profiling; private prisons for
profits; powerful prison guard PACs supporting ever more prisons; rampant
corruption; drug-funded, CIA-aided, death squads throughout Latin America
for decades; Bill of Rights being shredded in the USA ... 

Expanding interlocking corporate-government control by playing both
sides of the Drug War: Private prison corporations; prison guard and
police unions; money-laundering banks; paramilitary drug-funded death squads
controlled by the wealthy; military-paramilitary-police underground cooperation;
selective drug law enforcement concentrating on political,
university, and union organizers; Nixon's COINTELPRO-type control of
society; 1000+ station, corporate-mega-media nationwide hate-radio
drug warriors such as ClearChannel creating ever more drug war hysteria;
politicians and judges dependant on FoxNews and ClearChannel-type
corporate campaign donations and airtime; etc., etc.. 

"The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe if the
people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes
than their democratic state itself. That, in essence, is fascism - ownership of
government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling power.
Among us today a concentration of private power without equal in history is
 --President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. (One Thousand Americans,
George Seldes, page 5.)

"Fascism should more appropriately be called
corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power."


"The only difference between Bush and Gore is the velocity with which their knees hit the floor
when corporations knock at the door."
-Ralph Nader (Green
presidential candidate. Election year 2000 quote).

The drug war may only end in the USA
when there is a legal separation between corporations and the state. A
constitutional separation as strong as the First Amendment
separation between church and state. The U.S. Democrat Party just
like the Republican Party is a fully-owned subsidiary of corporate America.
Corporate rulers love drug wars and any increase in police, prison and
intelligence assets that can be used to keep people down. We need
multi-party proportional
representation, electoral reform, breakups of mega-media, an increase in true democracy, and an end of
the one-party pseudo-democracy called Republicrat
corporatist control. 



Not copyrighted. Reproduce freely. It is free to use, copy, edit, change, or pass on any, or all parts, of the article.
Use it anywhere.     [TopLink] 



LINKS to the website pages. Relative links.
All pages are somehow related to the drug war, corporatism,
fundamentalism, government failings, etc.. For info on how to copy
plain text, or html, or quick links go to the copy
and paste page. For quick links to copy elsewhere, use
the full-url (absolute links) quick
links page. The quick links below open up into a new
browser window. So click away. Any nonclickable link titles below are pages under construction.
The main Quick Links page below will have the most recent quick
links. Links are in alphabetical order:     [TopLink] 

A16 rally. Washington DC. 
Alphabetize favorites. 
Art Bell vs. Pat
Black disenfranchisement. 
Boycotts. General, limited. 
Bush 2000 coup d'etat. 
Cable TV. Public access. 

CHARTS. Links to all. 
Child poverty. By nation. 
Civil Rights Commission. 
Corporatism. Neo-fascism. 
Corruption in the
Debt tyranny. 
Drug War News. 
Electoral systems. World. 
Email lists, Usenet. 
Factory farms.  
Fair use. Public Domain. 
FTP. Fast website uploads. 
Forum suggestions. 
Forums, boards, IndyMedia. 

"Good Republicans."  
Green Triangle. 

Greens. Drug platforms. 
Greens. Forums and lists. 
Greens. US. 2000 election. 

Greens. World drug reform. 
Harm Reduction and drugs. 
Hate Radio = Morons, Inc. 

Ideology, idiot-ology. 
Impairment testing. 
Indymedia worldwide. 
ISPs, PCs. Free or cheap. 
John Ashcroft.
Luna Tree. 
MAJORITY of inmates.
Drug War. 
Medical cannabis. 
Media mind control. 
Minimum wages. By nation. 
MMM rallies worldwide. 

New web pages on site. 
News. Sites, search, wires. 
Nixon's "War on Drugs." 

Nonviolent Protest tools. 
NRA's prisons. 

Paris. May 1968. 
Petrochemical Complex. 
Pharmaceutical Complex. 
Police brutality. 
Politics 101. 
Population Density. Nations. 
POWs of drug war. 
Prison gulags, brutality. 
SITE pages. 
Quotes. Revolutionary. 
Religious fundamentalism. 
Renee Boje. 
Renewable energy. 

Republican drug war. 
Republican inquisition. 
Republicans 1998. Newt. 
Safety net. By nation. 
SEARCH drugs, reform, press. 
SITE MAP. Page descriptions. 

Steal this website! 
Strikes. General or limited. 

Technical Notes. 

Template. New site pages. 
Template. Chart pages. 

US Terrorism. Argentina. 
US Terrorism. Chile. 
US Terrorism. Colombia. 
US Terrorism. Congo. 
US Terrorism. Death Squads. 
US Terrorism. El Salvador. 
US Terrorism. Guatemala. 
US Terrorism. Honduras. 
US Terrorism. Peru. 
US Terrorism. Vietnam. 
Vacation time. By nation. 
Wealth breakdown. World. 
Website copiers, browsers. 
Web page creation. Fast. 
Workweek. By nation. 

Worldwide drug reform links. 

IMAGE compilations. Free. 


Relative links. The CHARTS COMPILATION page has
many of the charts on one page. The "MORE CHARTS" web page has quick links and short descriptions
of all of the chart pages, including new
chart pages not yet listed in all the chart quick
boxes.    [TopLink] 

MORE CHARTS. Descriptions. 
Average Sentences. Drugs,
Deaths. USA. Drugs, diseases, etc.. 
Federal drug offenders. Percent. 
Holland versus USA, UK. 
Homicide Rates. By nation. 
Incarceration Rates. US. 

Incarceration Rates. US. 666. 
Incarceration Rates. By nation. 

Inmates total. USA and Territories. 
Mandatory Minimum Sentences. 
Number of the Beast. 666. :) 
Other charts on the web. 
Parole violations and drugs. 
Poverty rates. By nation. 
Probation, Parole, Prison, Jail. 

Racism of drug war. USA. 
Technical notes on charts. 
Universal Healthcare. By nation. 

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Oops. I pasted in the wrong quick links charts. I should have used the full-URL, absolute links. Instead of the relative links I used. Go to the web page for working quick links.