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Drug-Court Work Rehab Program Took Worker's Benefits, Report Says

By Emily Brill (Reporter)

Friday, October 6, 2017 | 664 | 0 | 0 min read

Officials in two states say they are investigating an alternative work program for convicted criminals following a report that the nonprofit applied for workers’ compensation benefits on behalf of one of its workers and pocketed the benefit check.  Reveal News, a publication by the Center for Investigative Journalism, told the story of Christian Alcoholics and Addicts in Recovery in a story posted online Wednesday.  When drug courts in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas and Missouri order defendants to serve out their sentences at CAAIR's work-camp program in northeastern Okl...

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