Wisconsin to increase drug treatment.

Author:St. Gerard, Vanessa
Position::Funding for treatment, education and job placements for inmates - Brief Article

The size of a drug treatment program that lets state inmates out early would nearly double under the budget that Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle has introduced, reported the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The expanded drug treatment program is one element of a plan that increases funding for treatment, education and job placements for inmates and others under the supervision of the Department of Corrections.

Despite the growth in programs. Doyle said the budget presented to the Legislature contains the smallest increase in corrections spending in well over a decade. The expanded early release program would create room for an additional 400 inmates a year. The treatment program, which lasts for six months, now accepts 400 men and 60 women yearly. "We are going to continue to make the investment in...

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