Survey Shows Support for Drug Courts

1 decade 1 year 3 months ago Friday, March 30 2007 Mar 30, 2007 Friday, March 30, 2007 9:13:10 PM CDT March 30, 2007 in News
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JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A Department of Public Safety survey shows about half of Missourians support using drug courts for first-time offenders. But most of those surveyed say habitual drug users and first-time sellers should go to prison. The department last year asked just over 2000 people their opinions on illegal drugs and the danger of using them. The average age of those sampled was 56. It had a 4.3 percent error margin. A spokeswoman for the Department of Public Safety says the statistics are used to help complete a drug strategy report that is submitted to the federal government. Most respondents say they do not support legalizing drugs. About one-third said it should be legal for medicinal purposes.

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