prison reform

Rethinking Drug Rehab During the New Era of Opiate Addiction

...  Drug Rehab During the New Era of Opiate Addiction Orange County is a mecca for addiction recovery, with more than 200 rehab programs and 1,600 weekly Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. Treatment can cost as much as $ 31,000 for 30 days at The Landing in Newport Beach, which overlooks the Pacific and … Read more on VoiceofOC State shouldn't backpedal on prison reform The cost savings from an estimated 40,000 fewer charges per year would mean more money for schools and drug rehabilitation programs, as well as a reduction in the overcrowding that has characterized California's prisons since the 1970s. Now, some … Read more on OCRegister Tags: drug rehabilitation programs, newport beach, drug rehabilitation program, rehabilitation program ...

2016 Could Be Seminal Year for Marijuana Policy

...  could be seminal year for marijuana policy Cancer patients were less nauseated after chemotherapy treatment. People with multiple sclerosis … Don't tell Chipman that marijuana is the same as alcohol. Not everyone who drinks … Then we had D.A.R.E. programs and 'Just Say No.' The numbers went … Read more on Kansas.com Editorial: State has a clear path to prison reform The savings would be used to help fund schools and drug and alcohol treatment programs, strengthen parole supervision and create community supports to keep offenders out of prison or prevent their return. California didn't pioneer state efforts to stop … Read more on Concord Monitor Read ...

Prison Reform Is Bigger in Texas

Prison Reform Is Bigger in Texas In Texas, funneling money to special courts (like drug courts or prostitution courts), rehabilitation, and probation in an effort to make sure current offenders don't reoffend, instead of continuing to make room for more prisoners, has resulted in … Read more on Daily Beast JERSEY CITY BRIEFS The donations represent a commitment on the part of CarePoint Health to reach out to the needs of patients and families in the communities served by Bayonne Medical ...

Thumbs Up/Down for Monday, April 7, 2014

Thumbs Up/Down for Monday, April 7, 2014 Thumbs up to bills targeting heroin use. The state Senate last week unanimously passed the last two bills that were among six introduced by Rep. John Nygren, R-Marinette, to combat heroin use. One would create regional treatment centers. The other … Read more on Gazettextra Deal talks prison reforms, distances himself from ethics verdict Deal said the courts monitor the offenders for two years and make certain they keep a job and maintain their treatment during that time. The state also has juvenile courts to aid nonviolent youth offenders avoid prison or youth detention centers, he said. Read more on Macon Telegraph (blog) Read more... ...

Bossier Has Rare Substance Abuse Treatment Center for Pregnant Women

...  abuse treatment center for pregnant women A local drug treatment center is doing its part to get homeless families off the streets. The Bossier Treatment Center's Family Success Institute helps mothers stay off drugs, while still caring for their children. It's unique because it's one of few … Read more on KTAL County Considers Expanding Drug Treatment Programs Santa Clara County needs more drug rehab housing for convicts slated for release under the state's 2011 prison reform measure. In September, a Superior Court judge told the county it has to expand residential treatment centers to accommodate defendants … Read more on San Jose Inside (blog) Read ...

2 NBA Arena Bills Await Fate in Calif. Legislature

2 NBA arena bills await fate in Calif. Legislature SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two NBA teams in Northern California will be closely watching the final days of this year's legislative session, when state lawmakers will consider measures that would aid construction of new arenas for the franchises. One … Read more on Seattle Post Intelligencer California Prison Reformers: Release Elderly Prisoners To Ease Overcrowded … Democrats in the state Assembly support that strategy, but Senate Democrats are backing a different proposal, which calls for the state to invest more substantially in mental health and substance-abuse treatment services. Neither plan involves the … Read more on Huffington Post Read more... ...

Congressional Conservatives Leading on Prison Reform

...  Conservatives Leading On Prison Reform Using free-market and Christian principles, conservatives have an opportunity to put their beliefs into practice as an alternative to government-knows-best programs that are failing prisoners and the society into which they are released. … It really … Read more on ConservativeHQ The Hilltop Review Former Arlington Country Day (FL) assistant coach Patrice Days, who is now an assistant coach at Abilene Christian University, says that it's the interest that SMU showed ...