03/31/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Judge Orders Drug Addicts To Help Community

Nashville, Tenn. Judge Casey Moreland is keeping drug addicts out of jail with a rigorous community service and rehabilitation program that is saving taxpayers thousands of dollars and fortifying the city's public service sector, reports.

Each drug court graduating class is required to do a community service project. Mary Page is part of that class. She hopes to graduate in a couple of months. Page was once addicted to crack cocaine.

Addicts must successfully pass a drug test once a week and attend an AA or NA meeting every day. The judge said for every dollar spent on the rehabilitation program, $12 dollars are saved on housing inmates.


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