That’s the focus of an interim study being conducted right now by the Montana Legislature’s Law & Justice Committee. For years , Montana taxpayers have been paying through the nose for corrections programs.
We are burdened with the nation’s second-fastest-growing prison population – and nonviolent drug offenders comprise the largest category of people in the state’s corrections system. We can do better – save taxpayers money and achieve better outcomes – with policies that regard nonviolent simple drug possession as a healthcare issue rather than a law enforcement issue.
CRCP is participating in this interim legislative study, and plans public education efforts to inform Montanans of the important opportunities and information that the study will produce.