JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Gov. Chris Christie and former Gov. Jim McGreevey discussed ideas to help inmates re-enter society at a conference at St. Peter’s University in Jersey City on Thursday.
As WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reported, Christie explained why he prefers helping drug offenders through treatment.
“First of all, because incarceration’s failed,” said Gov. Christie. “While the war on drugs was started with the best of intentions, I think we now have 30-plus years of proof to show us that it’s not being effective.”