NAOMI Leader Ron Alexander has a compelling column in the Wausau Daily Herald, "First Steps in Reforming Wisconsin's Prisons".
He notes the
success of Marathon County's OWI Court as well as Eau Claire County's
specialty courts for mental health and for veterans. These are samples
of many such alternatives to prison sentences for individuals with
treatable conditions that cause criminal behavior. WISDOM has advocated
for many of them across the state: we need many more.
outlines ways the Department of Corrections can responsibly reduce our
prison population by 1,500 inmates, thus freeing up $75 million to be
used for more treatment alternative and diversion programs.
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