Sometimes it makes sense to jail addicts

Proposed legislation, however, would prohibit incarceration

NO SENSIBLE PERSON wants to “punish addiction” or needlessly imprison addicts. But this is precisely what some accuse the criminal justice system of doing when courts incarcerate addicted criminals who violate their condition of probation or parole by returning to drugs. In a recent editorial, the New York Times claimed that relapsing shouldn’t be a crime because addiction(...)

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