Is Jailing Drug Users Draining Much of Our Financial Resources for Nothing,Is It a Big Waste of Time and Money?

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http://blogs.ajc.com/political-insider-jim-galloway/2011/01/10/nathan-deal-drug-addiction-draining-our-treasury/

Newly-elected Georgia Governor Nathan Deal (R) announced Monday in his inaugural address that putting drug addicts and abusers in jail was placing an unsustainable financial and civic burden on his state.

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Answer by Bdogg
I have to agree. I dislike seeing people put into jail for using drugs. Especially something like marijuana (which will be legal very soon). If a person does have a bad drug problem then they should be given help/rehab. Not put in jail..

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3 Responses to Is Jailing Drug Users Draining Much of Our Financial Resources for Nothing,Is It a Big Waste of Time and Money?

  • Arurs says:

    It is because it would make far more seance to legalize and taxate drugs. This would be a huge economic leap forwards, one which I believe will be taken by most countries sooner or later.

  • lestermount says:

    This is not a new idea. Many have felt that jailing drug users does nothing to help the problem.
    Many drug users commit crimes to pay for their habit, so rehab is a better answer than incarceration.
    Prescription drugs to hard core users would also reduce the crime rates, and is much cheaper than maintaining jails.

  • a little fricking sarcasm says:

    Yup, fining them makes more sense. Jail only the people who sell it.

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