ABERDEEN, S.D.(Dakota Broadcasting)- According to South Dakota News Watch, South Dakota’s 24/7 program for alcohol related offenders may be picked up by other states due to success seen by many in the law-enforcement community.
South Dakota congressman Dusty Johnson has introduced a bill which would help other states use police grant money to begin a 24/7 program. Johnson explained how and why this program works.
Johnson says this is personal to him because his family, like many others, have seen struggles with addiction.
Johnson was quick to mention though, while this is an alternative punishment to incarceration, that is necessary for some people.