We see it constantly on the nightly news. People are imprisoned for drug and alcohol abuse by the hundreds. New DUI ads are created every few months to crack down on drunk drivers. Our prison system is full of people who have messed up and turned down the wrong path. While numerous offenders will repeat their illegal actions, many others may be able to be treated and set back on the right path in society. But as most laws stand, once convicted offenders do not stand a chance. This growing trend across the country has law makers thinking twice about how to handle nonviolent cases.
In this week’s video blog I sit down with Oklahoma County district attorney, David Prater, as we take a look at some of the programs Oklahoma has implemented to help solve the crowded prison issue, but more importantly save some lives.
~ Andy Barth