Skip to comments.60 Percent Of Henn. Co. Jail Inmates Test Positive For Drugs (MN)
Posted on 06/28/2010 8:36:45 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB
More than 60 percent of all arrestees booked into the Hennepin County jail tested positive for drug use, according to a federal study. The Hennepin County jail is one of ten sites nationwide where an annual federal study measures drug use among arrestees within 48 hours of arrest. According to the data, the most commonly detected drug at the time of arrest is marijuana, followed by cocaine, opiates, oxycodone, and methamphetamine.
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What a waste of federal money.
Much lower than I would have expected......
The other 40% was probably alcohol.
And, libertarians want to legalize drugs? It’s time recognize what a dumb idea that is.
That’s probably because 60% of people between 18 and 25 use drugs. Duh.
The way to stop this would be monthly drug tests with time added to the sentence if drugs are detected. OTOH, it might cost more than it is worth to do. Any fool could have told them that the inmates were using without wasting money on a study.
“What a waste of federal money.”
Yep. The judge probably could have told us that 60% of them were in jail for drugs.
“And, libertarians want to legalize drugs? Its time recognize what a dumb idea that is.”
I don’t understand your logic. 60% of them are probably locked up for drug offenses!
“25-30% of all violent criminals were high at their crime.”
I don’t doubt that figure. The only crime I was ever convicted of and spent time in jail for was done while I was high on a drug.
A DUI. If you really took a good look at those stats you might find that the drug that most of these people were on was alcohol.
By the way I don’t drink anymore. Been a card carrying member of a 12 step group for many, many years.
Alcohol is THE DRUG (yes, it is a drug, and a very dangerous one at that) that kills more people every year than all other legal and illegal drugs combined.
Bet you didn’t know that did you?
Don’t mean to start an argument, but stats sometimes mislead!
Why should federal money be used to find out what drugs people are on in a local jail? This is a local issue, and should be handled with state or local tax money.