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ND AG Outlines Thoughtful Response to Prison Overcrowding

The well respected AG of North Dakota - Wayne Stenehjem - outlined a multi-pronged initiative to both relieve his prison overcrowding and accomplish the real "roll up your sleeves" way to accomplish criminal justice reform. The AG calls on his legislature to increase access to behavioral health treatment services in a vaiety of ways, including creating more addiction counselors. "I also know that a lot of these people ... could, if they got good, available, affordable, often long-term treatment, become contributing members of society," he stated.  For this and other criminal justice reforms being carried out by attorneys general, go to this site.