Apr 2, 2008

News Roundup

Drug Courts
Drug Courts Repair Lives - Saratoga Post-Star
Straw confirms expansion of dedicated drugs courts - United Kingdom eGov Monitor
Drug Court will be Strophy’s legacy - The Olympian

Mental Health Courts
From a jog to "Law and Order," Genesee County mental health court uses lots of tactics to oversee mentally ill - The Flint Journal
Mental-health court in jeopardy - The Jackson Citizen-Patriot

Policy & Research
Jailing Communities: The Impact of Jail Expansion and Effective Public Safety Strategies - Justice Policy Institute
Improving Responses to People With Mental Illnesses: The Essential Elements of a Mental Health Court - Council of State Governments Justice Center

Offbeat & Controversial
"Learn English or go to Jail" - CNN
(This article is generating some interesting discussion about alternative sentencing, judicial paternalism and rehabilitation vs. punishment on blogs like "Sentencing Law and Policy," "Say Anything Blog," and "PhiLAWdelphia".)

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