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Addiction: A Criminalized Disease

The source of the increase in the imprisonment of women

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The United States has the dubious distinction of leading the world in incarceration rates. As of May 6, 2021, we incarcerate 639 prisoners for every 100.000 citizens in our country.

The overall rate of incarceration has been on a slow decline since 2008, with one notable exception. Women…




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