Druglink article 1990 – Fair trial for justice proposals by Una Padel

Drug agency clients could benefit from government criminal justice proposals. Implementing the White Paper, Crime, Justice and Protecting the Public could prevent offenders being sentenced on their record and make courts justify imprisonment. These together with greater use of probation orders requiring treatment could help keep drug users out of prison, as long as some rug agencies cooperate and ensure treatment is ordered only where the offender would otherwise be imprisoned.

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Additional keywords: courts / sentencing / alternatives to custody / alternatives to prison / treatment orders / compulsory treatment