Monday, October 8, 2007
US and Iran: Drug Obsessed Theocracies?
According to a recent report from Iran's own prison chief, carried by Yahoo.com drug offenses account for the largest category of prisoners of the Islamic Republic. That would be even higher than the US where most estimates place drug offenders at 1/3 to 1/2 of current prison inmates in the US. Iran with 225 inmates for every 100,000 adult residents lags the US with more than twice that proportion of its population in either jails or prisons.