Nixon launched the “War on Drugs” 50 years ago. Since then, our country has pumped hundreds of billions of dollars into law enforcement agencies in its name. The War on Drugs has done nothing to reduce drug use rates. Instead, it has led to the over-surveillance and incarceration of millions, disproportionately Black, Latinx, and Indigenous people. Today, nearly half of the people in federal prison are there for drug offenses.
The racist war on drugs has failed. But President Biden can begin to undo its harms at the federal level right now – beginning by using his clemency powers to reduce drug incarceration.
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