How would you suggest we deal with non-violent drug offenders?

An issue in 4 of this weeks 5 videos/articles is the incarceration of non-violent drug offenders. Are we, as one of the videos states addicted to solving our social and public safety problems with incarceration? How would you suggest we deal with non-violent drug offenders? While whites consistently report drug usage rates equal to or higher than blacks and Hispanics, they are much more rarely arrested for such. Discuss potential reasons for this discrepancy.

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