How Former Addicts Are Helping Turn Lives Around
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 880 , Segment 1
Episode: How Former Addicts Are Helping Turn Lives Around, Rethinking Weeds
- Aug 17, 2018 9:00 pm
- 50:11 mins
Guests: Dave Durocher, Managing Director, The Other Side Academy; George De Leon, PhD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, New York University; Christine Scott, Prosecutor, Utah County Attorney’s Office There’s a program in Salt Lake City that is juggling nearly 100 convicted criminals, mostly repeat offenders, who would otherwise end up with long prison sentences. The building has no bars, and the doors are left unlocked. It has no professional staff, and it costs the state nothing. The therapy comes from other residents, also convicted offenders, who use tough methods to each other accountability and integrity. Does this sound like a fantasy, a “hug a thug” program bound to go wrong?