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Understanding the Impact of Drug Treatment in Correctional Settings

Steven Belenko, Kimberly A. Houser and Wayne Welsh

in The Oxford Handbook of Sentencing and Corrections

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780199730148
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199730148.013.0019

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Understanding the Impact of Drug Treatment in Correctional Settings

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This article discusses drug treatment in state prisons, focusing on inmates in state correctional facilities. It analyzes drug and alcohol use patterns and drug treatment involvement of state prison inmates using data from the Survey of Inmates of State Correctional Facilities that was conducted between October 2003 and May 2004. It then considers the effectiveness of prison treatment, as well as the economic benefits of such treatments. Finally, this article takes a look at the future directions and the principles of effective prison drug treatment.

Keywords: drug treatment; state correctional facilities; drug use patterns; alcohol use patterns; effectiveness; prison treatment; economic benefits; principles

Article.  12691 words. 

Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice ; Corrections

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