2 pages assignment
Reading about the war on drugs & rising prison populations by Eric Foner, Give me Liberty! An American History. Seagull ed. Vol. II, 5th ed. please consider the following questions:
1.How did local, state, and federal government policies contribute to the disproportionate punishing of drug offenders by race?
2. What have been the consequences of the rapidly-expanding prison population?
3. Lastly, how do we reconcile the expanding prison population with the fact that crime in the United States has been steadily decreasing since 1993?