Minnesota County Mulls Drug Court

WINONA, Minn. — Despite years of bickering over whether drug court is worth the extra money, Winona County officials have decided to pursue funding for the alternative sentencing program.

Drug Courts Not Effective, Studies Say

Criminal drug courts, a 22-year-old strategy to keep low-level drug offenders out of the justice system, are not as effective as they were previously thought to be, according to joint studies released by the Justice Policy Institute and the Drug Policy Alliance.