An alternative to jail: Treatment | Arkansas Blog

Monday, October 12, 2015

An alternative to jail: Treatment

Posted By on Mon, Oct 12, 2015 at 7:13 AM

John Lyon of the Arkansas News Bureau reports on the work of a coalition that believes diversion of minor criminal offenders to mental health and substance abuse treatment would ease jail and prison crowding.

Yes. And perhaps produce some better functioning citizens.

Problem: Treatment costs money, too. Government growth isn't exactly a theme of the Arkansas legislature these days.


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