Topic: Letter of The Law /
# chances before drug offenders go to prison instead of rehab
The politicians have brainwashed the public for so long that the point of drug use and prison terms is not even the issue. Most people should know that it costs approximated $30,000 to $40,000 dollars every year to house, feed, educate, rehabilitate, etc., inmates. Then, if they have a medical problem, the cost can run into millions of dollars. Wouldn't it make more sense to spend a heck of a lot less money to just rehab them in free society??? Prisons are NOT the place for drug offenders! Community Corrections should be the main avenue of consideration for ALL drug users. I believe each county should foot the bill for their own Community Corrections Centers. I believe if we keep this type of issue in the community, we will end up with better results.