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Drugs in Prison is an essential handbook for all those who work with prisoners as well as students of penal drugs policy. Comprehensive and easy to use, it: provides up-to-date information on drugs, drug misuse and drugs legislation; outlines government and prison strategies for tackling drug misuse; describes the various methods being used to combat drugs in prison; reviews the effectiveness of these approaches and the performance of different establishments; discusses future strategy and practice. Also featured are extensive index, a glossary, and useful appendices, case studies and checklists, which service to reinforce key learning points.
Chapter 2: Prisons and Drug Misuse
Prisons and Drug Misuse
The National Strategy
In October 1994, the Government published a consultation document in the form of a Green Paper entitled ‘Tackling Drugs Together’ (HMSO). This was the product of the Government reviewing its strategy for tackling drug misuse in the UK.
In April 1998, the Government published a White Paper entitled ‘Tackling Drugs to Build a Better Britain’, which is their ten-year strategy to tackle drugs. It has four main aims, which are as follows:
- To help young people resist drug misuse in order to achieve their full potential in society.
- To protect our communities from drug-related anti-social and criminal behaviour.
- To enable people with drug problems to overcome them and live healthy and crime-free lives.
- To stifle the availability of illegal drugs on ...