Incarceration-based drug treatment

Ojmarrh Mitchell, Doris Layton MacKenzie, David B. Wilson

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America's continuing war on drugs has flooded the criminal justice system with substance abusers (Lipton, 1995; 1998). A 1997 Bureau of Justice Statistics survey of incarcerated offenders found that 57% of state inmates and 45% of federal inmates reported drug use in the month prior to their offense. These rates are increases of 14% and 40%, respectively, over 1991 levels (Mumola, 1999). During the same period drug use among the general U.S. population was declining or holding steady (SAMHSA, 1998).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPreventing Crime
Subtitle of host publicationWhat Works for Children, Offenders, Victims and Places
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9780387691688
StatePublished - 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Arts and Humanities


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