drug offenders

A bill that would steer more Florida drug offenders to diversion programs rather than prisons is moving forward.

Court Overturns Probation, Treatment For Drug Offender

Dec 2, 2016

A state appeals court Thursday overturned a circuit judge's decision to commit a drug offender to a treatment program and place her on probation instead of sending her to prison.

A bill that sets out to improve the way Florida deals with non-violent drug offenders would provide  reentry and treatment programs, the Miami Herald Naked Politics blog reports. The bill is known as “Smart Justice” and inmates who are serving the last three years of their sentence would be eligible.