AL Prosecutor Generates $1 Million Via Diversion Programs

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The practice of diversion from the justice system was created to spare first-time or low-risk defendants the harsh consequences of a criminal record and to give prosecutors more time to go after dangerous offenders. In southeast Alabama, diversion resembles a dismissal-for-sale scheme, available only to those with money and, in some cases, favor, the New York Times Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!