County seeks alternative-sentencing g...

County seeks alternative-sentencing grant

There are 6 comments on the Lebanon Daily News story from Apr 24, 2011, titled County seeks alternative-sentencing grant. In it, Lebanon Daily News reports that:

Lebanon County is again applying for a grant to continue operating an alternative-sentencing program for non-violent offenders whose crimes were related to alcohol and drug abuse.

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Lebanon, PA

#1 Apr 24, 2011
It's time for a special Drug Court, with an emphasis on long term treatment rather than expensive jail time.
Thomas Paine

Lancaster, PA

#2 Apr 25, 2011
In other words the taxpayer is being extorted by a bunch of alky's and druggies. The only explanation that Stohler and Barry can give is that if we the taxpayer don't create programs for these special people they will do something really bad and end up in the pen then it will cost us $60,000 a year for their upkeep.
What is this

Arlington, VA

#3 Apr 25, 2011
I assume the 600k plus is for one year and we saved 1.7 million over 4.5 years. Seems like 2.7 million was spent to save 1.7 million. Not sure that is what article meant. But what was clear was that VA facilities were being used. I find the fact that we have trouble supporting the medical needs of vets and instead dealing with smacked a$$ drug and alcohol users in veteran facilities disgusting. Put them on home detention and let them pay for their own living and other expenses.

Huntingdon, PA

#4 Apr 25, 2011
Put them in JAIL.....they are CRIMINALS......

Greenwood, DE

#5 May 3, 2011
Oh sure it is ok now for people to drink and do drugs! What about those that have no offences, and get a horrible sentence?? And being there first time big offence, sounds to me drugs and alcohol are gonna be just fine

Greenwood, DE

#6 May 3, 2011
I think Renaissance can help everyone, why do you just suggest ones on alcohol and drugs? What about others with problems? Or is this a just drug and alcohol place? Excuse me just asking??

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