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This is my house – respect it

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: (Published 13 January 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:i5335

Prescription for Prisons

Prisons are a paradoxical public policy failure. The more prisons we have, the more crime we have, and the less justice we enjoy. All too often, crime is a manifestation of addiction with its inevitable fraud and violence. What should we do? We should find new solutions to addiction that naturally curb our craving for addictive substances. In my experience, this can be accomplished through dietary modification, by following a balanced, organic, non-addictive, lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet. Addiction is a sickness that needs medicalization, not criminalization.

Competing interests: No competing interests

17 January 2017
Hugh Mann
New York, NY, USA