As the ACT’s jail is forced to expand, retired Californian Judge Peggy Hora is calling on the territory to catch up with the rest of Australia by introducing a drug court.
She says it would force people into treatment and keep many offenders out of jail.
Ms Hora is renowned for her expertise in “problem-solving courts”, which hold pre-sentencing hearings that aim to help offenders overcome the reasons they break the law.
Australia – The Age, March 8, 2016
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