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Outline of Proposals to Win the War on Drug AddictionThe War on Drugs was lost. Reforms are set forth in my new book, Get Tough & Smart - How to Start Winning the War on Drug Addiction (Get Tough & Smart - How to Start Winning the War on Drug Addiction). We must attack the demand for addictive drugs and fight crime. Punishing crime supports the War on Drug Addiction and vice versa.  The Opioid Crisis is bringing matters to a head.  Here is a list of new proposals: ·Create the legal status of “addict,” attainable at various junctures such as overdose admissions to hospitals, conviction of drug-related crime, parental designation, physician designation, etc. Government, annuity, workers’ compensation and other regular checks might be re-directed to support recovery rather than addiction. ·Relax privacy, confidentiality, secrecy and non-disclosure laws enough to facilitate law enforcement and forced recovery, such as requiring police to be notified when addicts are preparing to lea…
Dr. Robert DuPont says to fight the drug epidemic we need a "credible baseball bat," a bottom addicts hit before entering treatment.  Somebody usually has a baseball bat to the addict's head making them enter treatment.  Eureka!  Judicial corporal punishment or the threat of it is needed to fight the opioid epidemic.  

Please read my book Prison & Slavery - A Surprising Comparison  https://www.amazon.com/Prison-Slavery-John-Dewar-Gleissner/dp/1432753835  

or law review articles: @ 

https://www.academia.edu/10171334/Prison_Overcrowding_Cure_Judicial_Corporal_Punishment_of_Adults  & https://vanderbilt.academia.edu/JohnGleissner
Answer to Question: Why do some Americans like to call the United States of America, "The greatest country on earth"?

Answer by John Dewar Gleissner
Because some of us believe it’s true. We’ve got: (1) The world’s oldest written constitution that enshrines and guarantees basic rights, federalism and the rule of law, that has provided for free elections every two years for over 228 years, always moved in the direction of inclusiveness, and which has been a model for other nations. (2) A history of defeating colonialism, fascism, dictatorships, diseases, the slave trade, slavery, legal racism and communism. The world looks to the USA and its strong allies for leadership when it is time to oppose evil forces. (3) A history of leadership in inventing or developing the lightning rod, light bulb, telephone, telegraph, the airplane, manufacturing, television, missiles and rockets, the computer, lifesaving medicines and medical devices, agricultural innovations, nuclear power, satellite …
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If you were given complete power to reform the US prison system, including sentencing, what would you do?
First, I would institute judicial corporal punishment in lieu of incarceration for many prisoners. This solution is straight out of the Bible, Deuteronomy 25:1–3 and was favored by all the presidents carved into Mt. Rushmore. It is inexpensive, repeatable, proven to work and starts rehabilitation without removing the offender from the community. This might cut the prison population in half. Prison Overcrowding Cure: Judicial Corporal Punishment of Adults Second, to keep kids in school or on the job, eliminate immediate incarceration of offenders, warn the public and shame offenders, I would fit offenders with a metallic collar, with or without electronic enhancement, color-coded per the crime and made heavier or lighter according to the ongoing behavior of the offender. For example, green for crimes of property, yellow for sex offenders, red for violent offenders, purple for drug of…
What does it mean when people say, 'Prisons are for profit in America'?

That refers to the private prison industry, which makes money from the warehousing function prisons provide. It does not refer to prison industries, most of which are government-run, lose money, do not provide jobs for all prisoners, and do not allow much private enterprise to operate freely. Prisoners are not entitled to all the employment protection and minimum wages of the free world in the USA, so we ought to return to laissez-faire employment in prisons, allowing private enterprises to pay prisoners a negotiated wage for 60-hour work weeks. Prisoners could make a nest egg, learn how to work a tough job, there would be more money for victims, child support and the state, and everybody could win. Please read How to Create American Manufacturing Jobs and then write a letter to your Congressman! [If prisons made products now exclusively made overseas, organized labor would benefit, too!]
Deuteronomy 25:1-3

"When people have a dispute, they are to take it to court and the judges will decide the case, acquitting the innocent and condemning the guilty.  If the guilty person deserves to be beaten, the judge shall make them lie down and have them flogged in his presence with the number of lashes the crime deserves, but the judge must not impose more than forty lashes.  If the guilty party is flogged more than that, your fellow Israelite will be degraded in your eyes."

By ignoring the Bible, and in its place putting our own ideas about incarceration, we have created New Age slavery.