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NIJ Audio: Alternative Sentencing Policies for Drug Offenders

NIJ Conference Panel
June 2009

Under Kansas Senate Bill 123, nonviolent drug-possession offenders are sentenced to mandatory drug abuse treatment in lieu of prison. A sentencing and corrections practitioner will provide background on the bill and discuss changes relating to its introduction. NIJ-funded researchers will present findings from a study, which examined recidivism, as well as the program's cost effectiveness.

Linda Truitt: Senior Social Science Analyst, National Institute of Justice

Roger Werholtz: Secretary of Corrections, Kansas Department of Corrections

Don Stemen: Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, Loyola University Chicago

Andres F. Rengifo: Assistant Professor, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Missouri-St. Louis

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