this unique blend of interaction with the criminal justice system and a graduate degree in criminology, law and society allows   ijwd   to give real-world examples questioning how offenders are treated when treatment ought to override incarceration

the existence of this book - of the author being alive - is proof that it is time to talk about change - that alternative sentincing is effective

more documents verifying the DUI suicide crash and other various legal mishaps actually happened...

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?

 

dui crash
dui crash

the image of the vehicle near the center contains police markings indicating the vehicle is totaled

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detox discharge
detox discharge

symptoms of substance abuse are checked-off... clinical indication of severe addiction

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lawyer letter
lawyer letter

letter correspondence between lawyer and client while in the psychiatric hospital

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college antics
college antics

although not mentioned in ijwd, yet another example of disruptive intoxicated behavior

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bail
bail

an employer drove about 50 miles to Little Falls, MN from Motley to deliver a paycheck to cover bail and provide a ride back to work that evening's shift as a chef

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discharge
discharge

with perseverance another step toward getting life back together...

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probation
probation

more probation requirements

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wsu mip_edited.jpg
wsu mip_edited.jpg

a ticket given after freshman year... the first of many citations and arrests for drunken behavior

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now that street-cred has been established, check out the journals that made it all possible - proof that that this story was written less from memory and more from reliving the pain and misery of addiction - thanks to years of journaling