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Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000 at 4:43 PM
March & Rally Against Mass Incarceration, Police Brutality, Death Penalty and to Free All Political Prisoners. USA: 6.3 million people were on probation, in jail or prison, or on parole at yearend 1999 -- 3.1% of all U.S. adult residents. The MAJORITY(!!!) of the approximately 2 MILLION U.S. inmates are incarcerated because of the DRUG WAR!
errorD2K Drug War Incarceration Nation CHART. March for Justice, August 16 Wednesday. Criminal In-justice System.
PLEASE FORWARD TO YOUR EMAIL LISTS, message boards, webpages, etc.. *NEW D2K SITE URLS. Several of the previous websites were possibly sabotaged and/or overloaded by the millions of hits they were getting from people worldwide. These 3 sites are 3 different websites, so check them all out for D2K, shadow convention, and other breaking news concerning the protests, marches, and meetings around the Democratic Party convention in Los Angeles, California. The first 2 websites below are new mirrors of 2 old sites.
March & Rally Against Mass Incarceration, Police Brutality, Death Penalty and to Free All Political Prisoners. USA: 6.3 million people were on probation, in jail or prison, or on parole at yearend 1999 -- 3.1% of all U.S. adult residents. The MAJORITY(!!!) of the approximately 2 MILLION U.S. inmates are incarcerated because of the DRUG WAR! This is shown by adding together drug-only offenders, drug-related-crime offenders, and drug-related parole violations.
D2K March for Justice. In Los Angeles - outside the Democratic Party inner circles of corporate power.
12:00pm Wednesday 16 August.
*Stop Police Brutality, the Prison Industrial Complex, the Death Penalty and the Criminalization of Our Communities, Free Political Prisoners: From Youth to Seniors We Demand a Future. March & Rally Against Mass Incarceration, Police Brutality, Death Penalty and to Free All Political Prisoners.
U.S. Drug War Incarceration Nation CHART:
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> http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v00/n1145/a06.html ______________
> Prison counts are for December 31. Jail counts are for June 30. U.S. resident population is for December 31. In addition to inmates held in prisons and jails, there were 135,759 more people behind U.S. bars. An August 2000, Bureau of Justice Statistics, report gives numbers of 18,394 in territorial prisons (U.S. Territories and Commonwealths -- American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands), 7,675 in facilities operated by (or exclusively for) the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, 2,279 in military facilities, 1,621 in American Indian country jails, and 105,790 in juvenile facilities (as of October 29, 1997). *Jail rates 1928 to 1978 estimated as 50% of prison rates. Prison rate plus jail rate equals total incarceration rate. Click Adobe Acrobat t636.pdf link above for 1928 to 1978 prison rates.
USA. 6.3 million people were on probation, in jail or prison, or on parole at yearend 1999 -- 3.1% of all U.S. adult residents.
The MAJORITY(!!!) of the approximately 2 MILLION U.S. inmates are incarcerated because of the DRUG WAR!
This is shown by adding together drug-only offenders, drug-related-crime offenders, and drug-related parole violations.
"Nearly one in four persons (23.7%) imprisoned in the United States is currently imprisoned for a drug offense. The number of persons behind bars for drug offenses (458,131) is roughly the same as the entire prison and jail population in 1980 (474,368)." From the July 2000 report, "Poor Prescription: The Costs of Imprisoning Drug Offenders in the United States."
In addition, "The FBI has reported that almost one-third of people convicted of robbery and burglary, and more than one-quarter of people convicted of larceny, committed their crimes to get money for drugs. Moreover, 6.5 percent of the murders in the United States in 1990 occurred in narcotics-related circumstances" (The Washington Post, Jan. 18, 1994).
The Nov. 2, 1995 Chicago Tribune reported: "The latest Bureau of Justice Statistics survey of U.S. prison inmates in 1991 found that 27 percent of robbers admitted they committed crimes to buy drugs; 30 percent of burglars said so, and 5 percent of convicted murderers did." Reader's Digest (September 1996) reported: "The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) estimates that half of all violent crime and a third of all homicides are tied to narcotics."
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> *Data are from the Survey of Inmates in State Correctional Facilities, 1997. Detail adds to more than 100% because some inmates may have had more than 1 reason.
The USA has 2 million of the world's 8 million prisoners. So, the USA has 5% of the world's population, and 25% of the world's prisoners. The USA has the world's highest incarceration rate - 5 to 17 times higher than all other Western (long democratic traditions) nations! See *WORLD DRUG WAR CHARTS. JUST THE CHARTS. Revised. Very few notes:
"JUST SAY NO!" -Nancy Reagan. From page 100 of the 1998 book "Drug Crazy" by Mike Gray: "In June of 1982, [Ronald] Reagan reopened the War on Drugs with a broadside from the Rose Garden. 'We're taking down the surrender flag that has flown over so many drug efforts. We're running up a battle flag.'"
*8-99. Ireland: OPED: Drugs War Invented By Nixon To Extend His Power.
*U.S. Rightist Republican-led (GOP) Drug War. GOP fascists lead, Democrat flunkies follow. Huge LINKS list! Revised edition. GOP's holy war. Drug war leaders: rabid right, hate radio, hate television, NRA (National Rifle Association), religious right, (snortin') George Bush the hypocrite, etc.. Amnesty 2000.
USA has 2 million of the world's 8 million inmates. 14K. FREE BANNER!
*World Incarceration Rates chart. 28K. FREE CHART GRAPHIC!
George W. Bush and Amnesty 2000. 13K. FREE BANNER!
Bush / Christ 2000. 11K. FREE BANNER!
*Greens and the Drug War. Worldwide. LINKS. Green Party candidates, positions, platforms, etc.. Concerning the Drug War, cannabis, marijuana, etc.. Ralph Nader info, links.
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