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...ison, unable to get a job once they are released. We must spend more of our effort and time pursuing rapists, murderers, and other violent criminals who seek to do physical harm to innocent people. As our country become more accepting of other people’s cultures and ways, we must become more accepting of non-traditional drug prevention. Instead of locking up drug addicts we should help rehabilitate them, and release them into society as working civilians, and not as ex-cons. Stanley Sporkin, a U.S. District judge in Washington D.C., said “We need to deal with the drug problem in a much more discretionary, compassionate way. We need treatment, not just punishment and imprisonment.”. This quote rings true to me, and many others hopefully. We need to treat this as a human problem, as we are dealing with humans whose lives can be ended by simply being caught with a joint.
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