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SHEPHERDSVILLE - Simply throwing a person with an addiction problem into jail may not always be the best alternative.
Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress believes that for some, spending time out of confinement and in the drug court program may be the best way to rehabilitate offenders.
And when the average annual cost of confining an inmate has soared over $17,000, the drug court program costs less than a quarter of that amount.
Burress presented Shepherdsville City Council members with a glimpse of how the year-long program in Bullitt County has been working.
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