Drug Addiction and Incarceration

July 09, 2015

 

Capitol Hill Briefing, in Washington, DC: An overwhelming majority of felony incarcerations involve substance abuse, costing states and the federal government tens of billions of dollars. What is the correlation between drug addiction and crime, what are leading scientists working on to address this problem, and are there policy solutions to remediate this issue?  Panel includes Charles O’Brien, PhD, at University of Pennsylvania, and Joshua Lee, PhD, at New York University Langone Medical Center. Opening remarks by Chaka Fattah (D-PA), moderator Erin Heath of AAAS.