Congress told the Bureau of Prisons to make Suboxone and other medications widely available, but only a small fraction of those who need the help have received it.
War On Drugs
Articles highlighting disparities, injustice, and mass incarceration directly related to America’s war to drugs.
Nearly half to of the incarcerated population in the United States are non-violent drug offenders, people who can not afford their bail, and those who have failed to pay debts or fines for minor infractions. Poverty has contributed greatly to America’s high rate of imprisonment, and has disproportionately affected minority populations.
The deleterious impacts of the drug war have, for years, drawn calls for reform and abolition from mostly left-leaning elected officials and social justice advocates. Many of them say that in order to begin to unwind or undo the war on drugs, all narcotics must be decriminalized or legalized, with science-based regulation.
Virtually everyone in the criminal justice system – prosecutor, judges, lab scientists, defense lawyers – has had plenty of reason to know the tests are faulty. Courts in most states, in fact, bar the tests from being used in evidence in a criminal trial, saying the tests do not constitute forensic science.