http://www.stateline.org/story.do?storyId=300449 Kansas legislators have approved a bill that would send some non-violent offenders drug treatment rather than prison. Officials say the measure would free up 194 prison beds by the end of 2004. Stateline.org reports that 10 other states are considering similar legislation. A representative of the National District Attorneys Association says, however, that "I wouldn't consider (drug treatment) a low-budget item. When you match it up against incarceration it may save a bit, but it . . .
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