Category: substance abuse treatment

Jan 16

Montana State Prison Launches New Chemical Dependency Program

KTVQ By Cat Hill HELENA – Montana state prisoners are getting another chance to overcome addiction. Department of Corrections officials announced Tuesday that 30 inmates are the first accepted into a new chemical dependency treatment program at the state prison in Deer Lodge. The secure, remodeled facility provides a 90 to 180-day intensive therapy program, Corrections officials said. The center …

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Nov 18

Column: Criminal Sentencing Reform in Georgia Has Become National Model

The Augusta Chronicle By Newt Gingrich and Kelly McCutchen Texas is celebrating 10 successful years of reform that has led to the lowest crime rates since 1967 and the lowest rate of incarceration in a generation. Meanwhile, the state of Georgia is following in the Lone Star State’s footsteps by increasing public safety and reforming …

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Mar 18

Corrections Budget Offers $7 Million for Mental Health, Addiction Treatment

The Bismark Tribune By Caroline Grueskin Probationers and parolees may be the first to see improvements in mental health and substance abuse treatment after this legislative session. The state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is requesting to cut its own costs by prioritizing who goes to prison, in order to provide services to people who …

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Mar 06

Senate Considers Cutting Penalties for Non-Violent Crimes

KFYR/NBC By Max Grossfield BISMARCK, N.D. – A major theme during this year’s legislative session has been justice reinvestment, which prioritizes jail time for violent crimes and helps get addicts the help they need. A Senate bill, now working its way through the House, would cut the penalties for non-violent offenders, as much as in …

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