Restorative justice keeps nonviolent offenders out of jail (with video)

12:55 AM, Mar. 16, 2013
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Anthony Heis was in a financial tight spot a year ago when he stole about $4,000 worth of video games from Best Buy and sold them to local game shops for easy cash, he said.

In October, Heis, 22, of Wausau, was found guilty of retail theft and obstruction, but he said he hopes to avoid a felony conviction through a program that aims to reintegrate people who commit nonviolent crimes back into the community.

If Heis does everything right - completes probation, pays restitution and keeps his hands clean for 18 months - the felony charge will be dropped down to a misdemeanor, and he won't spend the rest of ...

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