Wisconsin recently implemented a jail and prison diversion pilot program, which has saved the state tax payers nearly 412 million. The Treatment and Diversion Programs (TAD) operate in nine counties in the state. They allow offenders to get treatment instead of serve jail time. It has saved the state 86,530 jail days and 48,588 prison days during its first four years of operation.
Other prison diversion programs are being proposed through the TAD Program in 10-12 other counties in Wisconsin (Wisconsin Public Radio, 8/26/2013).