Journeys Through Justice


Carly (pictured with her father) is in prison to deal with drug addiction. Photo credit Wendy Kotchian.


This series of reports looks at the criminal justice system, in particular the way that people with mental health and addiction problems end up in jail.  A discussion is currently under way — is this best for the people affected?  Is it an inefficient use of public funds?  What are the alternatives?

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Journeys Through Justice Recap


Carly’s Story: Addiction and Prison


Justice Reinvestment


Addiction, Treatment and Prisons


Lessons from Norway


Addiction, Legislation and the ND Legislature


ndhcJourneys Through Justice is produced by Meg Luther Lindholm, with funding from the North Dakota Humanities Council, a nonprofit, independent state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the program do not necessarily reflect those of the North Dakota Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.


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