TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — An extensive new report says America’s war on drugs has been a failure in New Jersey.
The New Jersey Policy Perspective advocacy group says the state has spent nearly $12 billion on arrests, prosecutions and incarcerations in just the last decade.READ MORE: Fire Destroys Carteret, New Jersey Apartment Complex; Dozens Displaced
Despite the billions spent, the report shows the number of overdose deaths has skyrocketed for whites, Blacks and Hispanics.READ MORE: Mayor De Blasio Urges Private Companies To Require COVID Vaccines For Employees
It also shows Black people are arrested more than three times as often as white people for drug violations.MORE NEWS: Infant Girl, Mother Injured When Car Crashes Into Yonkers Store
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