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More creative savings in KDOC. This time a new bill passed for addicts.


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Even more savings can be realized by Drug Courts and Intensive Probation Supervision programs (ISPs). All of New Jersey’s 21 counties have instituted drug courts, where non-violent drug offenders receive treatment and community probation supervision. Treatment progress is monitored and reported to the Courts, which institute a series of graduated sanctions for non-compliance and rewards for adherence to treatment protocols. http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/criminal/crdrgct.htm

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Just read an recent article on the examiner.com that said as of
March 5th both the House & Senate have passed a bill allowing
shorter sentences to Kentucky addicts who agree to complete drug
treatment. Curious to know what everyone else thinks or if
anyone knows other states taking similar steps?

The bill requires local jails to screen felony offenders during
intake to determine treatment needs. Outpatient treatment can be
ordered by the judge during the prelim hearing or more serious
addicts can voluntarily check-in at a secure DOC-run inpatient
treatment facility for 90 days to 6 months.

Savings reported: According to the examiner and the Kentucky
Department of Corrections, “the estimated cost to operate a
facility as described in this bill is based on current costs for
substance abuse treatment. At an average daily rate of $31.94,
the estimated annual cost to treat 200 individuals per this bill
would be $2,331,255. By comparison, the average per diem cost
for incarceration is $52.14 or $19,030.70 annually. Total annual
cost to incarcerate 200 individuals is approximately $3,806,040;
a difference of $1,474,885.”

The article goes on to say that “After 18 months to 2 years in
another supervised setting like a halfway house or home
incarceration those who are treated in the minimum security
facility could have their charges diverted or dismissed if
treatment is successful.”

Support: Senate Bill 4, sponsored by Senate Majority Floor
Leader Dan Kelly (R. Springfield), and Sen. Minority Floor
Leader Ed Worley (D. Richmond).

Source: http://www.examiner.com/x-3747-Louisville-City-Hall-Examiner~y2009m3d4-Kentucky-House-passes-substance-abuse-recovery-bill

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