• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

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.

Mandatory Drug Testing
Mandatory drug testing
The Legal Provisions

The Prison Rules 1999 came into effect on 1 April 1999. They set out clearly the purpose of imprisonment: ‘The purpose of the training and treatment of convicted prisoners shall be to encourage them to lead a good and useful life’ (Rule 3). They highlight the importance of keeping outside contacts, encouraging family links, including visits, and working towards preparing for their release:

Special attention shall be paid to the maintenance of such relationships between a prisoner and his family as are desirable in the best interests of both. A prisoner shall be encouraged and assisted to establish and maintain such relations with persons and agencies outside prison as may, in the opinion of the governor, best promote the ...

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