Nonviolent Crime

'Choice Is Yours' Program Gives Nonviolent Criminals Hope For The FutureEight young Philadelphians recently arrested -- a new crop of nonviolent drug offenders -- are part of the first class of a new program that offers educational help, job training and social services support, to avoid prison.
Montgomery County Prison Expansion DedicatedSaying he was filled with mixed emotions, Warden Julio Algarin presided over the dedication of the new dormitory-style expansion that can accommodate just over five hundred prisoners on work-release or serving sentences for DUI and other nonviolent crimes.
Pennsylvania Lawmaker Pushes For Prison Alternatives For Nonviolent OffendersPennsylvania could save millions on prison costs if the state made better use of alternative sentences for nonviolent offenders, according to state auditor general Jack Wagner.
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