What is purposeful incarceration?
Purposeful Incarceration is a sentencing recommendation that judges can use where the judge is committed to modifying a sentence upon the offender’s successful completion of substance abuse treatment while serving prison time. The Department of Corrections will provide a substance use disorder assessment to determine if clinical treatment is appropriate. If approved, it then will make every effort to accommodate a quick placement in an appropriate level of care within the prisoner’s substance abuse treatment program provided by the Department called Recovery While Incarcerated.
The judge must include specific language required by the Department of Corrections in the court’s sentencing order and abstract of judgment for a prisoner to become a candidate for Purposeful Incarceration. Therefore, you need to retain an experienced defense attorney who can provide the correct language to the court.
With over 36 years of experience, Steven Knecht is familiar with the possible defenses to criminal charges. If you find yourself having been arrested or accused of a crime, you should immediately hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer such as Steven Knecht to help you fight the State.