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Commission Looking For Alternatives to Incarceration

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North Dakota has one of the lowest incarceration rates in the country, but that is starting to change.

State Senator Ron Carlisle says the state's jails are filling up.

Now the Commission is trying to figure out if there's a way to step in and provide alternatives to incarceration.

The main alternative being treatment.

Carlisle says if they can assign someone to mandatory treatment instead of a jail cell, this will help lower the incarceration rate.

"The high classification offenses - they're going to jail but there may be a treatable person, either a mentally or somebody, say a drug user, and addict that maybe perhaps can be treated with some really strict guidelines," says Ron Carlisle, Senator, District 30.

Carlisle says there will be a late April meeting and they hope to act on some bill drafts by then.

 

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