Argument Of Recidivism

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When it comes to people with drug addiction the amount of recidivism can be quite alarming. Statistics show that around 1.5 million people are arrested in the US each year for drug charges: of those 1.5 million, over three-fourths are repeat offenders. That’s about 1,155,000 people a year that have been incarcerated with a repeat offense. This makes the US the fourth highest in illegal drug addiction; although, with the way the US treats drug addiction this isn’t very surprising. The majority of people with drug charges are held for 40 months or less and most will be prematurely released with parole. Interestingly enough, in Portugal, where all drugs were decriminalized by 2001.
As crazy as it may seem--even though all drugs are considered

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