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    Seattle and DOC partner to reduce violations by offenders supervised in the community

    News Release
    In a briefing before the Seattle City Council this morning, the Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) released the preliminary results of a pilot program for offenders who are supervised in Seattle. Launched in February, 2011, the research-based program shows that swift and certain, but modest, sanctions are more effective in reducing drug use, crime and days spent in jail for violations of release conditions.

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    Let’s Try Something New: Less Punishment and Less Crime

    Think that’s possible? I mean, really? Can we have less crime and less punishment? The answer is a resounding “Yes!” A pilot program launched last February with state prison inmates released to community supervision in Seattle has reduced drug use,…

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