Month: August 2016

TAIWAN LOCKED UP 28,000 PEOPLE FOR DRUG OFFENSES … IN THE FIRST SEVEN MONTHS OF 2016 ALONE!

Red Brick Daily Staff According to government stats reported by CNA, almost half of the nearly 57,000 people in prison in Taiwan as of the end of July 2016 … were incarcerated due to drug offenses. The total number of jailed drug offenders was up nearly 3% from the same time a year ago, resulting from a higher number of new drug convicts (6,250) entering the prison system over the first seven months of 2016. Drugs categorized as “second-degree,” including marijuana and amphetamines, accounted for close to 56% percent of the total cases, 23% higher than a year earlier....

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