Le coût total de la guerre contre la drogue aux Etats-Unis s'élève à environ 51 milliards de dollars par an et le taux d'incarcération est le plus élevé au monde. Pour en savoir plus, en anglais, veuillez lire les informations ci-dessous.

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According to policy reform advocates the Drug Policy Alliance, combining state and local spending on everything from drug-related arrests to prison, the total cost of the drug war in this country adds up to at least $51 billion per year. “Over four decades, the group says, American taxpayers have dished out $1 trillion on the drug war,” HuffPo reported Monday.

Meanwhile, the U.S. boasts the highest incarceration rates in the entire world — 2.2 million prisoners. Staggeringly more than half of all federal inmates are incarcerated for drug crimes.

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