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War on drugs hitting poorest women hardest: Huge number in Thai prisons 85% for drugs

See on Scoop.itDrugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice

War on drugs hitting poor women hard. The Thai government’s notion of a war on drugs has done little to solve the actual problem and has led instead to a larger number of women in prison.

About 85 per cent of female inmates are being held for drug-related offences and Thailand is said to have the world’s highest number of women prisoners – almost 19,000 – after the United States….

Julian Buchanan‘s insight:

It’s a disgrace – across the world it’s the poorest people and the poorest countries who bear the brunt of the war on drugs

See on www.nationmultimedia.com

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