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Effective Investments in Public Safety: Drug Treatment

Whereas in 1980 only about 8% of federal and state prisoners were incarcerated for a drug offense, in 2003, 55 percent of the federal prison population and 20 percent of prisoners in state facilities were incarcerated for drug offenses.

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Effective Investments in Public Safety Series

Education
Unemployment, Wages and the Crime Rate
Mass Incarceration and Long Sentences Fail to Make Us Safer

Keywords: Community-Based Services, Drug policy, Factsheet, Fiscal Policy, Positive Social Investments, Public Safety, Treatment

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