They Can’t Even Keep Drugs Out of Prison?

The New York Times notes that Mexico’s jails are “places where drug traffickers find a new base of operations for their criminal empires, recruit underlings, and bribe their way out for the right price.”

Amazing. Armed guards. All the bad guys behind bars. Under constant supervision. And Mexico still can’t keep drugs and drug dealing out of its prisons. The U.S. suffers from the same problem, by the way.

If authorities can’t keep drugs out of prisons, how can they expect to keep them out the hands of the general population? Maybe, just possibly, prohibition is not an effective way of stopping drug abuse.