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The Problem with Longer Sentences

What are we to make of Governor Shumlin's recent focus on opiate addiction in his state-of-the-state address? On the one hand we have the admirable proposal to treat addiction as a public health issue. No argument there; all evidence points to recovery from addiction as a process, as it is from every other illness. On the other hand, the proposal comes embedded in get-tough-on-crime assurances that have troubling echoes.

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Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform
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