The Commission Report on Attica said that “Attica State Prison in New York was to be the solution to the recent problem of prison uprisings and the response to the commission that investigated them.”(Slade) It is ironic that the prison that had the largest riot in U.S. history was actually forty years prior made to solve the riot and disturbance issue within the New York Prison system. In the summer of 1971, the state prison in Attica, New York, was ready to explode with 2,243 inmates, well over their maximum capacity of 2,000. 1,232 of the inmates were black, 845 white, 154 Puerto Ricans, and 12 inmates of mixed or other descent (Slade). There were a significant number of minorities being incarcerated in a prison in a rural town with all white
Now, as I had previously mentioned, the term "mass incarceration" was coined in the 70's to describe the beginning of an era in which people are arrested in dramatically high numbers. During former US president Richard Nixon's time in office, he took on the war on crime and the war on drugs. Which at first glance looks like a positive thing but once you dive deeper into what his real motives are, it's rather eye opening. Let's start with the war on crime. During this time you had the black panthers who were people fighting for civil rights, people who were fighting for women's rights, and people who were fighting for gay rights.
One major cause of added tension is the practice of racial profiling by law enforcement which increased significantly in the 80’s, when “the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) developed profiling of drug couriers to intercept and reduce interstate drug trafficking” (Sirin 4). With few policy changes since the war on drugs began, the results are, in 2000 the U.S. surpassed Russia as the leader of having the most individuals incarcerated. Michigan, a relatively small state, in regard to population, has more individuals incarcerated than the country of France, and the numbers get worse in the larger states like California. From 1980 to 2000 the “number of individuals incarcerated increased 300%, with the majority being African Americans” (Sirin 7). The last few years have seen “some
Example, the penalties for crack before 2008 where much harsher on those found guilty of crack even though, gram for gram powder cocaine, is pharmacologically identical. However, at the time people that use crack at the time were primarily poor black Americans in inner cities. Cocaine users at the time were whites, that lived in the suburbs and where at the time the upper class in society. According to Manuela, 2003 “other evidence for this argument of conflict theory in the history of the illegality of opium, cocaine, and marijuana. Chinese immigrants for opium, prejudice against African Americans for cocaine and prejudice against Mexican Americans for marijuana” and Block, J. F.2013 backs up this with laws and
Because of this there is heavy fines jail time and horrible consequences for the use of anabolic or any type of steroid. Evan just for carrying the drug you can receive a maximum offense of one year in jail and a one thousand dollar fine for the first offense. The maximum penalty for a first time use of steroids is five years in prison and a two hundred and fifty thousand dollar fine. Although that sounds like a lot the maximum amount for this crime is 10 years in prison and a half a million dollars, that’s double the amount from your first time. Steroids are considered such a dangerous drug that these penalties are huge and states Even have their own laws added on to federal laws for the use of anabolic steroids.
About Drug Watch:ssss For the past 50 years, an international coalition has waged what United States President Richard Nixon once dubbed the “War on Drugs.” Since the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs—and even dating back to coordinated efforts initiated under the umbrella of the League of Nations—the international community has taken an unequivocal stance against the production, sale, and distribution of narcotic drugs. And yet, half a century later, the problems of drug trafficking, drug abuse, Narcoterrorism, and a multitude of others relating to the drug trade abound. Indeed, a 2011 report from the Global Commission on Drug Policy found, “The global war on drugs has failed, with devastating consequences for individuals and societies
(“Repeal” SR.1) Some may have gotten arrested but they weren 't treated any differently than people getting caught with marijuana in these days. Statistics do say that black males have been the most people being arrested do to the color and how they dress. (“Repeal” SR.1) Within recent years 600,000+ people have been arrested for marijuana and 200,000+ people have been arrested for worse drugs like cocaine and heroin. There have been injustice arrests do to marijuana which has ruined many people 's lives by the reputation they got. Like in 1993 a man helped purchase a 5 pound brick of marijuana and got sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Introduction: Attention getter: according to ohio.gov, over 4,000 people died of drug overdose in 2016. Relevance: drug abuse is a growing epidemic especially here in Ohio, which is ranked 2nd worst overdose rates in the united states. Credibility: multiple of my family members have been addicted to drugs and i have first hand experience of how drug abuse can affect someone's life, and how rehab affects people addicted to drugs vs how prison affects people addicted to drugs. Thesis & Preview: as a result of the growing drug epidemic in the United States, thousands die every year. There are many proposed solutions for this problem such as decriminalization, rehab, prison, and even the death penalty.
This showed they could do whatever they wanted. Again with the help of the D.E.A they were able to bring them down.Now that we went back in time let 's look how drug tracking affects life today. These two examples illustrate the international nature of the drug trade, and how countries have been able to cooperate with each other to defeat them, drug trafficking remains a problem today. Afghanistan is currently the primary producer of the drug. After regularly producing 70 percent of the world 's opium which this is a problem because it can affect many people life throughout the world as its get distributie due to drug trafficking.
Crack cocaine was the popular form of cocaine that showed an uproar in the 1980’s when it was discovered that mixing cocaine with simple household chemicals like baking soda and water resulted in a solid lump of smokable crack. The difference between the base and the salt formulations of cocaine is seen in the onset and the intensity of effects. Orally consuming cocaine produces effects within 15 min, while intranasal use produces an effect within 3 to 5 minutes with a duration of action of 30 minutes. Intravenous route of cocaine, however will start having effects within 30 to 45 seconds after administration. Smoking the free base form of cocaine only takes only 7 to 10 seconds to produce an effect with a duration of actions of 15
Number Ten: "Freeway" Rick Ross. From 1982 to 1989, "Freeway" Rick Ross bought and sold up to several metric tons of cocaine, and it is rumored that in one day he sold $3 million worth of cocaine. At his peak, his net worth was upwards of $1 billion. He was sentenced to life in prison in 1996, but he was released in 2009. Number Nine: Griselda Blanco.