Pros And Cons Of Mandatory Sentencing

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Register to read the introduction… Many states have begun to use alternatives to imprisonment for drug offenders -- usually called "drug courts" -- in which defendants are sentenced into treatment programs, rather than jail. In states where these drug courts have been established, officials are finding this approach to be a more effective way of approaching the drug problem. Research shows that drug court alternatives are not only more cost-effective than prison sentences for defendants who commit non-violent crimes; they help reduce the rate of defendants who return to a life of crime after completing the program. (Montaldo

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