Shattered Lives: Portraits from America's Drug War by Mikki Norris

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Author
Mikki Norris
Publisher
Creative Xpressions.
Date of release
Pages
118
ISBN
9780963975430
Binding
Paperback
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Book review

This is the first book to use photos and personal case stories to show the human cost of the US Drug War. It is art-quality in its 8-1/2 by 11" presentation, with a full color, laminated cover and containing more than 150 photos. The pages are printed on 80# gloss paper, 118 black and white plus 12 color pages. This approach highlights the dignity, warmth and humanity of its subjects, contrasted to the stark statistics and harsh penalties of the Drug War. It is perfect to open up the eyes of even the hardest-hearted drug warrior, showing how the children and families of the prisoners are also hurt, how circumstantial hearsay evidence is used to construct cases against low-level or even innocent defendants, how family homes and property are seized with no evidence whatsoever, innocent people killed by law enforcement, and policies used for cultural and racial suppression. One of the most powerful books ever written on the unintended consequences of the drug war, this is a book that can change people's minds, and it also offers hope as it discusses policy alternatives to help drug addicts, control drug use and promote tolerance.


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