ISSUES

  • LOST FREEDOM
    LOST FREEDOM
    Over two million people are incarcerated in the United States, many for drug crimes, with thousands serving life sentences with no possibility of parole...
  • LOST LIVES
    LOST LIVES
    Thousands of people are seriously injured, maimed, or killed as a result of the Drug War every year...
  • LOST PROPERTY
    LOST PROPERTY
    Thousands of people lose their homes, cars or other property as a result of the War on Drugs every year..
  • LOST JOBS
    LOST JOBS
    Thousands of people lose their jobs or must abandon careers because of the Drug War every year...
  • LOST FAMILIES
    LOST FAMILIES
    The "collateral" suffering of friends, partners, spouses, mothers, fathers, daughters, and sons...
  • LOST EDUCATIONS
    LOST EDUCATIONS
    200,000 students in the United States have lost the ability to get educational assistance because of the Drug War...
  • DRUG WAR WARRIORS
    DRUG WAR WARRIORS
    People and organizations fighting to end the Drug War

Law: The nation that calls itself “the land of the free” has the highest percentage of its citizens in prisons, with a disproportionate minority population. The primary cause is the unjustly Drug War, which, through selective prosecution, has caused more harms than problems it has solved.

Economics: The War on Drugs is an economic powerhouse that preys on the poor and disenfranchised. It affects social and economic stability. It creates and causes poverty and enslaves the felon class, preventing a segment from contributing to society.

Health: Drug addiction is serious issue in our country that must be addressed as a public health problem, not a criminal one, as prisons have no incentive to correct the inmate’s behavior. Drug War Stories opposes prohibition and supports a scientifically based medical approach to harm reduction.

Morality: The policies of prohibition, criminalization, and incarceration are inconsistent with our morals and values as a society founded upon freedom and equality. Drug War Stories will examine the morality and the moral consequences of the War on Drugs.