CHRISTIE: NON-VIOLENT OFFENDERS MAY BE ABLE TO SKIP JAIL TIME

gov_christieA reform was announced on Monday to how non-violent offenders receive punishment. Gov. Chris Christie rolled out a plan to provide these criminals with counseling and other treatment programs, rather than placing them all in jail. Christie said the state could receive significant savings by cutting down on the amount of prisoners that are housed in prisons across the state. The programs would also be aimed at making these individuals better people and more productive members of society.

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