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Prison corridor with cells inside Alcatraz main building san francisco califforniaInstead it is looking to put them in drug treatment facilities.

The change in strategy on the drug war is the big one. New Jersey is holding nearly 7,000 non-violent drug offenders in its state prisons today, and countless more in its jails. Over time, this creates an army of convicts, most of them black and Latino, who have criminal records that almost ensure they will be economic cripples for life.

As the article states this is amazing news – rather than label petty drug users as criminals, the state will help them kick the habit.

Full article http://blog.nj.com/njv_tom_moran/2012/01/moran_focus_on_overhaul_of_dru.html

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dylanJanuary 19, 2012 at 11:04 am

Gov. Christie has really done a lot to stir New Jersey up and bring it to the forefront of national news, but he has done a lot of good as well. The program he has in mind for inmates suffering from addiction sounds like a great alternative to simply incarceration. Hopefully this can be a model that the rest of the nation can follow.

 

dylanJanuary 19, 2012 at 11:04 am

Let’s hope this (not treating addicts as criminals) works and not only goes national but world wide.

 

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