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Jim McGreevey's New Work

Friday, February 03, 2012

Jim McGreevey, the former governor of New Jersey and current spiritual counselor of Integrity House at New Jersey's Hudson County Correctional Center, discusses his support for Governor Christie's proposal to require drug treatment services for low-level drug offenders and what he's learned since leaving office. 

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Comments [6]

Kelly from Paterson, NJ

@Thomas - Mandatory imprisonment doesn't work (see recidivism rates) and also squanders limited resources. At least mandatory treatment tackles criminal behavior at its core - substance abuse. There are large numbers of defendents that commit crimes in order to maintain their drug and/or alcohol habit.

Feb. 03 2012 11:02 AM
manny

How is the language of "treating addiction" so closely tied to recidivism of criminals? Shouldn't prevention take precedent over punishment ? You are sidling prevention in name of treatment.

Feb. 03 2012 10:58 AM
Thomas

Mandatory treatment doesn't work and squanders limited resources. Treatment should be universally available but it can't be mandated. You can focus on those who want to change their life not on those who don't.

Feb. 03 2012 10:57 AM
what was the real scandal

is he willing to tell us what the real scandal was that made him pull that wacky, successfully distracting "gay american" card?

Feb. 03 2012 10:57 AM
Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

Brian-

"uncharacteristic" because Christie is a Republican?
Get off your self-righteous throne.
Sometimes you are just a smug leftie.....and sometimes you are outright pathetic.

Bravo Chris Christie.

Feb. 03 2012 10:51 AM
Matt Smetana from Sparta, NJ

I find it ironic that Mr McGreevey has found his mission to be a spiritual leader for criminals, when he has done nothing to help all of those New Jersey property owners who were defrauded of their land values by his Signing of the NJ Highlands Act. What has he done to make sure that the State of NJ reimburses all of the suffering Property Owners effected by his Highland's Act. The Highland's Council is about to run out of money, and there are no "Recieving Areas" to help pay back the remaining land owners for their investment.

Feb. 03 2012 10:14 AM

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