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Intervention and interning street addicts in rehab centers is a very effective program for Rhode Island. They prosecute drug crimes and misdemeanors, and offer a choice between prison or rehab. Many people who go through the program say it saved their life.

West coast states have similar alternative drug courts and rehab available, but they are underutilized, because there is no prosecution in the regular court system and therefore no incentive.




>Many people who go through the program say it saved their life.

That's great!

Theoretically though, if someone were to state publicly that it was completely ineffective, will they still get the option to stay out of jail next time?




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