Not Enough Dutch Criminals, Prisons Close

Here’s a link to an article at the Marijuana Policy Project by way of a Facebook friend’s link, “Netherlands to Close Prisons: Not Enough Criminals.”

MPP makes a logical argument against the bogus drug war claim that legalization increases drug related crime. Quite the contrary. During alcohol prohibition, the murder rate doubled and gangsters flourished. After repeal, the murder rate fell but the gangsters remained.

Last night’s Konkin-Rothbard Supper Club talk about the sorry state of the State of California’s legal system by founder Geo McCalip, resonates with this paragraph from the MPP article:

“Just for fun, let’s compare the Netherlands to California. With a population of 16.6 million, the Dutch prison population is about 12,000. With its population of 36.7 million, California should have a bit more than double the Dutch prison population. California’s actual prison population is 171,000.”

Must be nice to have limitless money for the prison industry to burn in California. That cash couldn’t be used for anything more productive.

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