The Link Between Overcrowded Prisons and a Certain Drug

Keith Humphreys points out a common misconception about incarceration rates related to drugs. Over the past few months, I have given some talks about public policies that could reduce the extraordinary number of Americans who are in state or federal prison. The audiences in every case were blessedly bright and engaged. Yet they also had … Continue reading The Link Between Overcrowded Prisons and a Certain Drug

Only 2.6% of welfare applicants test positive

Not surprisingly, drug testing of welfare recipients does not confirm the assumptions of supporters: Of the 4,086 applicants who scheduled drug tests while the law was enforced, 108 people, or 2.6 percent, failed, most often testing positive for marijuana. About 40 people scheduled tests but canceled them, according to the Department of Children and Families, … Continue reading Only 2.6% of welfare applicants test positive