From the November 1980 magazine.

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The Public Drunk--Slow Progress

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RACINE, WISCONSIN--Public drunkenness accounts for about 1,000,000 arrests a year, costing the criminal justice system an estimated $300,000,000 annually, Judith A. Johnson, executive director of the National Coalition for Jail Reform, said at the first national conference on public inebriation.

-- New York Times

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