"With voluminous data and meticulous analysis, [Drucker] persuasively demonstrates in his provocative new book that the unprecedented surge in incarceration in recent decades is a social catastrophe on the scale of the worst global epidemics."
Michelle Alexander, The Washington Post
"How did America’s addiction to prisons and mass incarceration get its start and how did it spread from state to state? Of the many attempts to answer this question, none make as much sense as the explanation found in [this] book." Philadelphia Inquirer
"Drucker uses the tools of his trade to examine the laws and their consequences...Treating drug addiction as a public-health problem rather than a crime to be punished would go a long way towards making America’s poor and minority communities stabler and better."
"Wonderfully written and packed with insight."
Todd Clear, dean of the Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice