Should I be made to take random drug tests for a non-drug related crime?
Question Details: I am on da supervision and they require me to take random drug tests. The problem I'm having with this is that my crime was non drug related. Can they constitutionally do this? I would think that it would fall under the cruel and unusual punishment category.
It is not punishment and it is not cruel: it is providing a urine or blood, etc. sample, nothing more. It is not "unusual" in that it is common and accepted. As such, it is constitutionally unobjectionable. There is no right to be on supervision, as opposed to being incarcerated; it is an option given voluntarily to suitable candidates. It being an option, not a right, they can impose essentially whatever conditions they want on it--including ensuring that somone who gets the benefit of supervision, not incarceration, does not use any illegal drugs.
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