Nice to see this brought up at the Emmy Awards:
Continued Douglas: â€œObviously at first, I was certainly disappointed in my son. But Iâ€™ve reached a point now where Iâ€™m very disappointed with the system. And as you can see from what Attorney General Eric Holder has been doing regarding our prison system, I think things are going to be revived, regarding nonviolent drug addicts. My last comment on that is the United States represents 5 percent of the worldâ€™s population and we have 25 percent of the worldâ€™s prisoners.â€
Some day, we will look back at this era of using the criminal justice system to deal with drugs in much the same way we now look at barbers’ use of bloodletting to balance the humors.