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Old 06-25-2012, 03:28 PM   #124
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Default Re: Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse trial

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Let everyone out who's in there for possession of pot.
25% of NJ Prison Inmates are Nonviolent Drug Offenders

Twenty five per cent of the prison inmates are non-violent drug offenders. That is a big number. The costs of keeping an inmate in prison are considerable — $44 thousand per year in New Jersey. And according to Levy, 50 per cent of those will re-offend and return to prison.
In 2009, New York adopted legislation that decreased its nonviolent prison population by 13 percent. The state saved more than $250 million by diverting nonviolent offenders to alternative sentencing, drug treatment and mental health programs.
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