Trying to Stop Prison drug dealing
Posted by Colin Rose on February 1, 2009
If it takes at least $30 million per year and 30 Xray machines to make a dent in drug dealing in federal prisons housing 153,000 inmates or 0.13% of the adult Canadian population by extrapolation it would take at least $23 billion per year and 23 thousand Xray machines to control the drug trade in the whole country and that would be a lot harder than in a very confined prison population. Ergo, forget about trying to stop the drug trade by attacking the distribution. Legalize all drugs and deal with addiction, the same way we do with legal addictions to tobacco, alcohol and junk food which kill orders of magnitude more people than all the illegal addictions combined.
Tories take aim at prison drug dealing
CANWEST NEWS SERVICE
01 Feb 2009
OTTAWA – Organized crime may be about to lose its grip on one of its most profitable markets as the Harper government moves to put an end to drug smuggling into penitentiaries. In this war on drugs, Ottawa will spend $120 million over the next four…read more…