An account of the modern war on drugs. Baum documents each escalation in the war on drugs over the past 30 years, featuring interviews with policy makers and those with firsthand experience at all levels of the drug war.
Examines various aspects of the American drug war including the prison boom, the effect on families, persecution by prosecution, the war on drug patients, and more.
This book explores the use of drugs by women in the context of incarceration; evaluates rehabilitation efforts, examines how the social construction of race and gender criminalizes the use of drugs by women, and shows how rhetoric which labels prisoners as less eligible for resources than ?free? citizens shapes the penal system?s focus on punishment rather than rehabilitation.