America is, when viewed against the global backdrop, egregiously overcriminalized. Whatever the motive behind it, the relentless expansion of the U.S. criminal code has caused the wasting of countless lives in America’s prisons and more violent encounters between police and citizens.
National poll finds growing numbers favor decriminalization, treatment, and shift away from mandatory minimum sentences.
U.S. attitudes towards the War on Drugs appear to be shifting away from prosecutions and incarcerations, towards decriminalization and treatment. This is according to a Pew Research Center national survey conducted February 14 to 23 among 1,821 adults and