Let us process.
Another extremely wholesome idea. Let’s look a little deeper to see what we find.
Most of our jails are privately owned. Even in the ones that aren’t, we are in an era where most jails are max capacity, over crowded and lacking resources.
The notion of treatment as opposed to incarceration is a notion that should have been implemented decades ago for all non violent first time offenses featuring drug charges.
What we are seeing now is money from these jails being passed back and forth from attorneys to marketers of treatment facilities. Why no one talks about it? Well that’s not lucrative.
Random non profit companies being created by said marketers validate the “genuineness” of what is to occur. The marketer boasts how they virtuously want to help, represent a treatment facility, and coerce the judicial system to reduce sentencing allowing for the individual to go to treatment as opposed to jail.
The marketer then funds for an insurance policy for said individual, via the non profit they own. The individual comes to treatment, marketer makes their commission, facility begins billing for services. It’s a win win win win win..... right?
Treatment as opposed to incarceration is a beautiful thing conceptually on paper. What most don't realize is that most of the people involved in treatment DO NOT CARE about treating. There's a lot of profit in the system of treatment that we really need to take a hard look at. Additionally we must spend time evaluating "evidence based" modalities.
Efficacy can not be measured in simple surveys over the phone, nor by in house biased statistical analysis. Additionally, supervisory bodies need to be evaluated and neutralized. There currently exists a positive skew on treatment centers, their accrediting bodies, and the silent investors involved. It is it's own paradigm of monetary gain on the backs of those suffering.
It doesn't end there...