- 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.
Chapter 5: 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 ...