Quand l’administration pénitentiaire a interdit le tabac dans une prison, le marché noir s’est immédiatement mis en place, avec des paquets de cigarette vendus à 150 dollars et des maffias violentes se battant pour le contrôle du marché du tabac. Le cuistot de la prison gagnait plus d’argent en important des cigarettes dans la prison qu’en travaillant. Conclusion : si vous voulez mettre fin aux narco-trafficants et aux profits gigantesques générés par la drogue : LEGALISEZ !!!

PRISON TOBACCO BAN ILLUSTRATES HOW THE DRUG WAR CREATED DRUG BOOM
[DWIGHT E. ABBOTT, NEW AMERICA MEDIA – 14 avril 2007]
An « experiment » was conducted for several years in the California Medical Facility state prison in Vacaville banning all tobacco. Within weeks, tobacco was being smuggled into the prison by visitors and guards. One $10, six-ounce can of Bugler tobacco then sold for $50, gradually increasing to $300. Individual cigarettes or « rollies » (400 can be made), first priced at $1, became $10 each. Three months passed, and a pack of Camel cigarettes was selling for $150 plus. Violence erupted as profits proved tobacco to be more valuable than drugs. Everybody wanted a piece of the action.

Recently, at the maximum-security prison at Pelican Bay, a convict who had been paroled hours earlier was found sneaking back onto prison grounds holding a pillowcase filled with 50 ounces of tobacco worth nearly $10,000. He had intended to throw it over the institution’s fence where his associates were waiting to retrieve it. It’s becoming a better market than drugs, » shared Correctional Officer Hawkes, an anti-gang coordinator at Pelican Bay. . .

He admitted earning « several hundreds of dollars each week » in this way. A prison cook at Folsom Prison chose to quit his job after plastic bags filled with tobacco were found in the pockets of his jacket. He admitted to earning approximately $1,000 a week. « It was more than I was being paid by the DOC to cook for the inmates. »
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