Unit 3 DB - Moore L Elkavich A(2008 states The stories of...

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Moore, L., & Elkavich, A. (2008), states “The stories of convicted felons and their families, friends, and communities are shaped by the overreaching arm of the prison industrial complex. The justice system that was designated to "protect and serve" took on the challenge of the war on drugs in 1968 when the Nixon administration decided to redouble efforts against the sale, distribution, and consumption of illicit drugs in the United States. This "war on drugs," which all subsequent presidents have embraced, has created a behemoth of courts, jails, and prisons that have done little to decrease the use of drugs while doing much to create confusion and hardship in families of color and urban communities.” In 1968 President Nixon made a decision to intensify the efforts on the sale, distribution, and consumption of illegal drugs according to Moore, L., & Elkavich, A. (2008). Since then every president has adopted this policy, creating a conglomerate of that is our judicial system. This system has done little to lower the amount of drugs being
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