Sentencing Reform for Nonviolent Offenses: Benefits and Estimated Savings for Illinois

by Lise McKean; Susan K. Shapiro

Oct 1, 2004
Commissioned by the Developing Justice Coalition, this report examines alternatives to incarceration for nonviolent drug offenses. The report discusses the potential cost savings and the social benefits of sentencing nonviolent drug offenders to mandated substance abuse treatment and intensive community supervision instead of prison.
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