Thursday, April 06, 2006

From the blogs

  • Treatment cheaper than incarceration. CrimProf blog brings news of a new study that found California saves $2.50 to $4.00 in incarceration costs for every dollar spent on drug treatment.

  • Private prison blues. South Texas Chisme says LULAC is criticizing a private prison company building a federal detention facility near Driscoll, declaring the company has a history of escapes and prisoner abuse.


Catonya said...

Wichita Falls schools jumped on the drug testing band wagon. Those that test positive are suspended from playing sports for a period of time + a 2 week school suspension.

So the kids who have a problem get a 2 week vacation and hinder their education.
makes so much sense...

Anonymous said...

"Officer posing as high schooler
leads drug sting"

This was in the Boston Globe today. Seems as though a young female undercover officer went to school in Falmouth, MA and bought drugs. No need to drug test em there. Turns out they arrested 4 seventeen year old, 4 sixteen year olds, and one 14 year old.

I can't believe this. Undercover in a highschool. Is this nuts or what?