“I keep looking at the statistics. The United States now imprisons more people for drug offenses than Western European nations imprison for all crimes combined. No human society has ever before imprisoned this high a proportion of its population. It is now so large that if all U.S. prisoners were detained in one place, they would rank as the thirty-fifth most populous state of the Union.”
- Johann Hari, “Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs”, 2015. p. 109.