Most of the people in prison are there, directly or indirectly, because of drugs and alcohol. Today I heard amazing talks by Jeanne Woodward and Stephen Manley about the seismic shift happening now in California prisons towards rehabilitation and away from punishment. She is Director of the Calif. Dept. of Corrections. He is the author of Prop. 36, which mandates treatment not prison for addicts. For the head of the California prison system to openly endorse rehabilitation not punishment, to actually meet with inmates, is a staggering, most welcome change. She's the real deal, she means it...read on
This is an important story that Bob has brought to light.
Alcoholism and addiction is treatable. And treatment instead of prison benefits everyone.
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