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April 07, 2009

A Hearing For Veterans

Many war veterans struggle to fit in when they return. Some turn to drugs, or slide into crime. Paul Haggerty never expected to have that kind of problem himself. He'd dreamed of being a paratrooper since he was a kid, but his Army career was cut short by an injury. Four surgeries and 15 years later, he was addicted to oxycontin. He was caught and charged with grand larceny after stealing lawn mowers at a big box store.

Paul talks with Dick Gordon about what finally helped him turn his life around. After making his way through the ordinary justice system, Paul found a court especially designed for people whose crimes may be the result of their time in the military. 

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