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  • Biden embraces drug courts, but do they actually work?

    Boston Globe - 11/02/2020

    “Because our laws are not well-calibrated to address actual problematic drug use, the criminal justice system has developed these alternative pathways to keep people out of jail,” said Leo Beletsky, an associate professor of law and health sciences at the Northeastern University School of Law who specializes in drug policy. “It might sound progressive, but when you look at the implementation, ‘mandatory rehab’ oftentimes is just another arm of the carceral system.”

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