Pilot Program Drug to Curb Heroin Use
Santa Cruz has long faced problems with prevalent drug use. Not only has the city become a hub for black tar heroin, but alcohol is also an ever-present issue. Despite an allowed amount of 102 alcohol outlets, there are currently 249 alcohol-serving establishments in the city, according to the city’s Public Citizen Safety Task Force 2013 report.
Pardon Our Overcrowded Prisons
There are currently about 17,200 students attending UC Santa Cruz. If our university was representative of the total American population, 120 of our peers would currently be behind bars, as on average 1 out of every 143 Americans is currently incarcerated. The country that likes to refer to itself as “the home of the free” in fact currently houses more than 2.2 million inmates — a quarter of the world’s total prison population.