Judge Doris Downs – Accountability Courts

David speaks with Fulton County Superior Court Chief Judge Doris Downs. Judge Downs has made a name for herself in the state by using what she calls accountability courts to help rehabilitate non-violent offenders. As a method of rehabilitation that does not crowd already overcrowded jails, the system of accountability courts treats offenders outside of prison by helping drug and non-violent offenders spend their time curing their habits rather than simply doing their time and returning to the same neighborhood, life and problems that led to their criminal activity.

Original Air Date: 11-29-2011

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