Justice Dept.’s new $4M pledge to keep veterans out of jail

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Marine Sgt. Tim Wynn was home from Iraq less than three days when he wound up in handcuffs, arrested for aggravated assault at a bar in his native Philadelphia.
After being among the first troops to participate in Operation Iraqi Freedom, his hometown streets seemed unfamiliar. The veteran struggled to reconnect, couldn’t hold a job and depended on drugs and alcohol to get through his endless days.

He spent a year in a county jail for infractions related to his substance abuse.

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