Tag: consequences



Drugs in Jail

If 70% or more of a jail population has been identified as having a drug or alcohol problem – that does happen – then what you’re really operating is a treatment center that happens to have bars on the windows and guards at the entrance.

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A Bad Night in Minneapolis

Our alternative is to increase and lengthen our sentences for people who have serious drinking problems, and so far the Legislature hasn’t been willing to do that, and I’m not sure society wants a person — even if they have their second or third DWI — to be put in prison for 25 years.

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A Time for New Ideas

Even those who eventually return to jail or prison may well have made substantial tangible gains from participation in the program. I’m referring to productive employment, education, family stability and support, access to health care (including mental health), as well as significant reduction in criminal activity.

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