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Reforming Drug, Alcohol Offenders: 2 Promising Programs

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In theory, putting a defendant on probation instead of sending him or her straight to prison gives the defendant an opportunity to rehabilitate. Defendants who do not behave well would be sent to prison to finish their sentence or given a new sentence based on the initial crime. But in practice, for those arrested repeatedly, too often the offender?s behavior in the use of drugs or alcohol doesn?t change. If and when probation will be revoked is far from certain.

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