"This documentary is populated with experts on law enforcement, psychology, child development, the courts, and drug treatment programs [who] argue for treating nonviolent offenders in nonprison remediation programs, including literacy training, job-skill development, drug treatment, and medical services... Informative and articulate, [the] film should appeal to law enforcement and corrections professionals and students of prison reform."
– Library Journal
"It's More Expensive to Do Nothing makes a compelling case."
—John Dean, author and former White House counsel
"As one who has succumbed to the evils of drug addiction and subsequent incarceration, I can attest to the passionate message of It's More Expensive to Do Nothing. A must-see documentary!"
—Tom Sizemore, Actor - Born on the Fourth of July
"When we provide treatment, we can cut recidivism rates down 25, 35, sometimes 40 percent."
– Douglas B. Marlowe, JD, PhD
Chief of Science, Policy and Law, National Association of Drug Court Professionals
"It makes long-term economic sense to take care of these people in a humane way, and help them heal."
– Bruce Perry, MD, PhD
Senior Fellow, ChildTrauma Academy