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Special courts aim to keep veterans clean, out of jail

Monday, November 26, 2012 | 5:51 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA, S.C. — When a knee injury left him on disability and reliant on pain medication, Army veteran Clarence Johnson hit a wall. Out of his prescription drugs, the New York City native was arrested during a visit to South Carolina last year after buying narcotics on the street.

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