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Tommy Thompson on Drugs

Former Secretary of H.H.S.; former Republican Governor (WI)


Created alternative to prison for 1st time drug offenders

In 2000, Gov. Thompson started the Felony Drug Offender Alternative to Prison Program. This program offers first time offenders, ages 17 to 25, a special probation option requiring them to participate in behaviorial and drug counseling, as well as education, life skills and employment training.
Source: WI Governorís website , Jan 8, 2001

More resources to target meth production

Methamphetamine Agents: The governor is targeting one of the fastest growing and most dangerous drugs in the state by adding three agents to combat methamphetamine production and distribution in western Wisconsin.
Source: Wisconsin Governorís web site, ďBudgetĒ , Dec 25, 2000

More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War.

Thompson adopted the National Governors Association policy:

Source: NGA policy HR-13: Combating and Controlling Substance Abuse 00-NGA2 on Aug 15, 2000

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