Preckwinkle in talks to stop minor pot arrests

July 27, 2011 (CHICAGO)

Just last month, Toni Preckwinkle stated that the war on drugs has failed.

Now, she is speaking out about marijuana possession arrests, pointing out that those arrests clog Cook County Jail and are usually dismissed.

Preckwinkle hopes to reduce the jail population. It costs $142 a day for each prisoner.

Preckwinkle proposes spending funds on education and drug treatment.

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