Prompt: Two broad types of special needs offenders (drug-addicted and mentally ill) are addressed in this week’s reading assignments. What are the characteristics and needs of each type? In what ways are their characteristics similar? Different? Should it be the responsibility of the correctional system to address all of the special needs of each of these types? Why or why not? Is it possible to adequately address the needs of these offenders within the criminal justice system setting? Is the differential treatment of offenders based upon mental illness, addiction, and/or veteran status fair?
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