According to the Drug Policy Alliance, the U.S. spends over $51 billion each year to fight the war on drugs, but are we solving the real problem?
On this episode of “The Radical Imagination,” host Jim Vrettos talks with Carl Hart and Kassandra Frederique about the negative outcomes of incarcerating people for nonviolent drug offenses, the country’s skewed view of the war on drugs, and the changes that need to be made.
Carl Hart is a professor and chair of the Department of Psychology at Columbia University and Kassandra Frederique is a state director at the New York office of the Drug Policy Alliance.
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