Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Nathan Deal: Drug addiction ‘draining our treasury’ | Political Insider

Source: The Atlanta Journal Constitution

In his inaugural address Georgia Governor Nathan Deal made crime and its cost his very first topic. Deal made no specific proposals, but the comments below appear to echo last week’s musings by House Speaker David Ralston, who wondered if Georgia was locking up too many people, at too high a cost –particularly in the case of drug addicts.

“For violent and repeat offenders, we will make you pay for your crimes. For other offenders who want to change their lives, we will provide the opportunity to do so with Day Reporting Centers, Drug, DUI and Mental Health Courts and expanded probation and treatment options. As a State, we cannot afford to have so many of our citizens waste their lives because of addictions. It is draining our State Treasury and depleting our workforce…”

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