Gov. Chris Christie: War on drugs is 'a failure' | NJ.com "If you're pro-life, as I am, you can't be pro-life just in the womb," Christie said, according to the report. "Every life is precious and every one of God's creatures can be redeemed, but they won't if we ignore them." He also argued that it makes economic sense. "It costs us $49,000 a year to warehouse a prisoner in New Jersey state prisons last year," Christie said, according to the report. "A full year of inpatient drug treatment costs $24,000 a year." ----------------- He sounds like a (gasp) "liberal". Clearly, this is a man who understands "addiction".