War On Drugs And Human Rights

War On Drugs And Human Rights

Streaming Video - 2013
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Richard Nixon declared a War on Drugs in 1971 and dramatically increased the size and presence of federal drug control agencies. The 1980s saw a 126% increase in arrests for drug offenses. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, drug related prison population among African-Americans has increase by 27%, Latinos by 7%, and Caucasians by 15%. This episode examines the impact of the "Drug War" on the rights of individuals, minorities, and the judicial system. President Clinton's "Drug Czar," General Barry McCaffrey, discusses his views on drug policy and the state of the drug war. Also, an interview with the publisher of Prison Life magazine - a former drug pusher and undercover DEA agent, now an advocate for prisoners convicted in the "War of Drugs".
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c1996
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (25 min.) :,sd., col

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