Instead of sentencing drug offenders to prison, some judges are hugging their defendants and congratulating them for passing drug tests. In our continuing series with the Urban Institute, a look at the nationwide effort to combat addiction through drug courts.


  • Adele Harrell Director of the Justice Policy Center, Urban Institute.
  • Judge John Parnham Pensacola, Florida criminal and drug court judge
  • Susan Weinstein General Counsel, National Drug Court Institute
  • Izaak Prado Drug court graduate

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