Be a male, go to jail: US locks up nearly half of its young men

By Andrew Hiller

Be a male, go to jail: US locks up nearly half of its young men

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“A lot of these arrests have to do with marijuana, for example, right, and it’s going to be especially young folk and young males that don’t limit themselves to Jack Daniels as to the intoxicant of preference. You know in the cannabis world there’s Jack Herer that kind of has an iconic status and a lot of young folk go for Jack Herer over Jack Daniels. And they don’t understand why you can knock down a fifth of Jack Daniels with no legal consequences at all, with total impunity, but if you take even a toke of Jack Herer you can be arrested, locked up… you can get a record.”

 

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