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    baba durag, alizard, old wobbly

    ...recent study: www.justicepolicy.org/downloads/Prop36_ES_final.4.12.06.doc

    I've heard the same about Prop. 36. This law is an improvement over the previous situation, without a doubt, but I'm opposed to ANY prison time for drug possession.

    •  I don't think the idea was prison time. I (0+ / 0-)

      gathered that, at present, the court cannot impose any time in local custody until after the third time the drug useer fails in an out-patient or in-patient rehab setting.  Lots of carrot but no stick.  

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