Vick To Enter Drug Treatment Program; Hopes to Reduce Sentence


Suspended Falcons quarterback Michael Vick will enter a drug treatment program that could reduce his time spent behind bars.  Vick, who was sentenced to 23 months in federal prison for his guilty plea related to dogfighting charges, was transferred to the US Bureau of Prisons facility in Leavenworth, Kansas.  Billy Martin, attorney for Vick, says that the minimum security facility offers a program known as the Residential Drug Abuse Program which last up to 12 months, and because Vick had no previous convictions, could quality him for early release.  Vick failed a drug test while awaiting sentencing, which qualifies him for the program.  Animal rights activists are not happy about the possibility of an early release.  Vick had previously been serving time at the Northern Neck Regional Jail in Virginia.

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