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Shattered lives : portraits from America's drug war

Author: Mikki Norris; Chris Conrad; Virginia Resner
Publisher: El Cerrito, Calif. : Creative Xpressions, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st ed., 2nd printView all editions and formats
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This book takes an unflinching look at the human rights violations of U.S. drug policy, based on the award-winning photo exhibit, Human Rights and the Drug War. In the name of the U.S. Drug War, families are being torn apart, children orphaned, and homes and property seized as thousands of first-time, non-violent drug offenders are thrown into prisons, serving harsh sentences of 10, 20 years and longer. Learn how we  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mikki Norris; Chris Conrad; Virginia Resner
ISBN: 0963975439 9780963975430
OCLC Number: 44499744
Notes: "For the second printing ... we found it appropriate to update several noteworthy changes"--Page x.
Includes index.
Description: x, 118 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: The big picture --
America's war at home --
The prison boom --
Hidden bodycount, unseen victims --
Search and seizure fever --
In memorium --
Persecution by prosecution --
The war on patients --
Drug war industrial complex --
From war to peace.
Responsibility: by Mikki Norris, Chris Conrad & Virginia Resner.

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This book takes an unflinching look at the human rights violations of U.S. drug policy, based on the award-winning photo exhibit, Human Rights and the Drug War. In the name of the U.S. Drug War, families are being torn apart, children orphaned, and homes and property seized as thousands of first-time, non-violent drug offenders are thrown into prisons, serving harsh sentences of 10, 20 years and longer. Learn how we got here, the costs and the statistics, and what can still be done to bring a just end to what has become America's longest war.

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