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The ACLU also urged the Justice Department to require U.S. Attorneys to examine sentencing disparities and develop recommendations to address them.
Ronald C. Machen Jr., U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, said his office has been leaders “in adopting many of the reforms that the Attorney General championed today, particularly in the area of drug treatment and community service initiatives that serve as effective alternatives to incarceration.”
Mr. Machen pointed to D.C. Superior Court’s drug intervention program, known as “drug court,” which he said diverted non-violent offenders into comprehensive treatment programs, and greater use of social service programs, mental health treatment and community service as alternatives to incarceration.
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