Nine of 10 people serving time for drug offenses are black or Hispanic.
Nine out of 10 people in prison for drug offenses are black or Hispanic.
The number of Americans in prison for drug offenses has multiplied by 10 since 1980, from 41,000 to 458,000.
Last year alone, 9,063 people were sent to state prison for drug offenses.
And though two other city agencies have the right to close a building because of drug offenses, they cannot do so yet.
Federal, state, and local arrests for drug offenses rose slightly, to 1.35 million, in 1994.
As a result, the number of Americans locked up on drug offenses has grown to 400,000 today from 50,000 in 1980.
In 2008, 1.5 million Americans were arrested for drug offenses.
In 1995, nearly half of the 24,000 commitments to state prisons were for drug offenses.
In 1987, 27.1 percent of the arrests were for drug offenses.