South Boston Drug Court

South Boston Drug Court

Streaming Video - 2006
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Drug Courts are an alternative to incarcerating repeat, nonviolent drug felons. In lieu of jail, addicts are mandated to receive comprehensive treatment, which often reduces recidivism. This film goes inside a drug court in South Boston, showing how the court system supervises long-term treatment for drug cases. Defendants include Joe, a heroin addict who has stolen to support his habit. He enters the Drug Court program, then relapses and skips a court hearing. Brian is another case, having entered Drug Court in a sincere attempt to escape addiction. During this process, he is able to confront his disease and get sober. Judge Robert Ziemian provides extensive commentary.
Publisher: ©2006
New York, N.Y. :, Distributed by Films Media Group,, 2016
[Place of publication not identified] :, Home Box Office (Firm),, [2006]
Copyright Date: ©2006
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (22 min., 53 sec.)) :,color and sound
video file, rda

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