IMPACT
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, Newschannel5.com 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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