Do you believe it’s better to put low-level drug offenders in treatment programs instead of prison?
Asked at Checkers, 2300 La. on January 31, 2005
“Yes, treatment is a better option. I believe prison should be reserved for the big pushers.”
“Yes. I think everyone deserves a chance. Just because you make one mistake doesn’t mean you will make another.”
“Yes I do. Our jails are clogged with marijuana offenders, and we have spent millions of dollars on a failed war on drugs. Studies have shown that treatment works.”
“Yes. I think it is better to try and help them and rehabilitate them than punish them. Drug abuse is more of an illness than a crime.”