Follow Up Letter in NYT About “Drug Courts”

By BitcoDavid On March 2nd, we published a post about Federal judges working to institute Drug Court programs in several states. The Times recently published a follow up letter from an attorney for the Drug Policy Alliance. Here’s that letter as it appeared in the NYT, on March 10th. “Outside Box, U.S. Judges Offer Addicts New […]

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Judges Opt for “Drug Courts” in Non-violent Cases

By BitcoDavid Throughout the United States,  Federal judges and prosecutors are proscribing prison for drug-addicted, non-violent offenders in favor of treatment programs and community service. Unofficially known as Drug Courts, this is an effort to avoid overly punitive and destructive sentencing. Moreover, the Justice Department has backed this idea, allowing courts to dismiss charges in […]

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