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US Prison Population: The Largest in the World

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"When everything is illegal, everyone is a criminal." The United States incarcerates more people than any other country in the world—more even than China or Russia. Prof. Daniel J. D'Amico explains that as of 2010 more than 1.6 million people were serving jail sentences in America. Professor D'Amico suggests that "prisons are not what we think about when we think of America, and they shouldn't have to be." According to D'Amico, a free country should not have 1.6 million people in prison, and a fiscally responsible country cannot afford to. As Prof.

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Weed won't kill you, but the DEA might

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California Man’s ‘Drug Holiday’ Becomes Four-Day Nightmare in Holding Cell
But for Mr. Chong, the celebration ended in a Kafkaesque nightmare inside a San Diego Drug Enforcement Administration holding cell, where he said he was forgotten for four days, without food or water.
To survive, Mr. Chong said he drank his own urine, hallucinated and, at one point, considered how to take his own life. By the time agents found him on the fifth day and called paramedics, he said he thought he could be dead within five minutes.

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St. Petersburg police crack down on late-night hot dog vendor

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The bartender at the Irish bar counted on the dogs for his dinner meal. Tattoo artists stopped by on their breaks. Concertgoers smuggled bites of sausage into the State Theatre.

After nearly 20 years in the pushcart profession, Joy McGhee thought she had a new niche.

The police saw it differently. On Friday night, they shut down her business and served her a $200 fine. Her crime? Violating City Code Section 16-50.450. Operating a Pushcart during Prohibited Hours.

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