PRISON NO CURE FOR ADDICTION: EXPERT
HARSH penalties for drug-related crimes do more harm than good.
“Even the recent special remissions of sentences, granted by the president, have excluded those convicted of drug-related crimes. Although this is a popular opinion, I suggest that this approach is ill-informed and not helpful if we are to make in-roads in dealing with the drug problem. We need to base our approach on sound research and not on popular sentiment.”