Some ‘Diversion’ Courts Send Defendants to Captive Labor

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Judges increasingly are sending defendants to rehab instead of prison or jail. Diversion courts have become the bedrock of criminal justice reform, aiming to transform lives and ease overcrowded prisons. In the rush to spare people from prison, some judges are steering defendants into rehabs that are little more than lucrative work camps for private industry, reports the Center for . . .

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