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Unformatted text preview: overcrowding of jails and prison are lessened, and provides a more intrusive and burdensome punishment than standard probation. Intermediate sanctions can reduce prison use and save money by not having to incarcerate offenders. Boot camps and intensive supervision have provided a way to also treat an offender as well as punish them. By not being incarcerated, the offender is able to attend specific treatment programs such as anger management or drug and alcohol rehabilitation. I believe that intermediate sanctions are appropriate for those who are first offenders, and those of non-violent crimes. This provides the chance to change a behavior before it becomes a lifestyle....
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- Spring '09