Substance Abuse In Prison

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The quote you chose was really interesting, I also did my post on the same article. As the article pointed out, there has been thirty years of penal population growth and there are some inmates in prison that should not be there. In particular, as you described, individuals with substance abuse. Prison does not cure substance abuse, as incarceration plays a bigger role as punishment for crimes than rehabilitation. Zealously punishing is not an adequate way to deal with criminals, both of drugs, and other crimes. The inequality aspect of criminals was also interesting, as discrimination of minorities does occur, and has an effect on criminal justice. Prison affects a lot of people in society and sometimes ineffectively. For example, the opioid