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New Approaches Simplify Sentencing, Get More Drug Abusers Treatment and Save States Money

12/01/2011 - Drug abuse and the criminal justice system are inextricably entwined.

As much as 80 percent of what states spend for prisons, parole and probation is for offenders involved with drugs. Most of that money is spent on building and operating prisons, according to a study by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University.

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