Prison Nation Summary

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Chomsky, Noam. "Drug Policy as Social Control." Prison Nation: The Warehousing of America’s Poor. Eds.Tara Herivel and Paul Wright. New York: Routledge, 2003. 57-59. Print. This article talks about how the United States wants to, in a way, get rid of the superfluous people. They do this by making laws that are great for the upper class people but not the lower class. That results into poor people being locked up. It talks about how people who live in the upper class area have more opportunities so they don’t need drugs and alcohol, but kids in poor areas they do drugs and drink alcohol. So they get incarcerated on a much higher rate. Since the educational programs are declining the use of drugs increases and so does incarceration. This
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