Thursday, December 3, 2009

Alternatives to Prison Are Working

Substance abuse treatment saves lives and taxpayer dollars according to an article by Matt Kelley on

He says, "Put aside the fact that substance abuse treatment saves the lives of people plagued by chronic addiction. The savings to taxpayers ought to be enough to force a reconsideration of policies that haven't worked: It costs $48,000 a year to keep an addict in prison, compared to $4,000 to $5,000 for outpatient treatment."

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