Funding Cut Ends Jail-Based Drug Treatment

A residential program to help jail inmates fight drug addiction and take accountability for their actions has ended after federal funding for it was slashed. The Residential Substance Abuse Treatment, or RSAT, operated in the Washington County Detention Center for nearly 12 years, but without the grant of $100,000 from the Department of Justice each year the program is over – much to the disappointment of judges and local law enforcement. "We had about 300 successfully graduate from RSAT," Sheriff Ed Graybeal said Monday. "We were the only one in the state still operating the program at a county facility." The Johnson City Press has more