Congress OKs $1 Billion to Tackle America’s Drug Crisis

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The Congress that some feared would fail to pass any significant criminal justice legislation has produced one more major bill in its final days---the 21st Century Cures Act.

While the measure that got final approval in the Senate yesterday concentrates on mainstream health issues, it also contains several elements that are welcomed by advocacy groups and officials in the justice field.

President Obama has vowed to sign it before he leaves office next month.

The key provision authorizes $1 . . .

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