May 06, 2013

Judge: ‘Changing Philosophies’ Ended Mental Health Court Program

Champaign County State’s Attorney Julia Rietz says the recently ended mental-health court program should have been a way to help people avoid incarceration, not potentially face jail time. Circuit Judge Jeff Ford ended the progam last week over what he calls 'changing philosophies'.

Mark Enslin - CU Citizens for Peace and Justice
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May 03, 2013

Many Critical of Consultant’s Criminal Justice Report

A consultant hired to assess the future of Champaign County’s Correctional facilities got an earful Thursday night. What was planned as a two-hour public hearing was extended to three as Alan Kalmanoff took comments on his 212 page criminal justice draft report.

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