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.

Drug Treatment Programmes

Drug treatment programmes

The Health Care Strategy

The corporate plan for the Prison Service reflects the Government's priorities of ‘Protecting the Public’ and ‘Reducing Crime’.

A major objective of ‘Reducing Crime’ is, by 2002, to:

Improve the assessment, support and resettlement of drug misusing offenders and improve the availability and quality of drug treatment; reduce the supply of drugs into prisons; provide opportunities for prisoners to be located in voluntary testing units in order to remain free of drugs; and to establish the effectiveness of the drug strategy through evaluation and research.

Health Care Objectives

There are three major health care objectives in ‘Protecting the Public’; by 2002 the Prison Service intends to:

  • Establish, with the NHS, a new Joint Prison Health Policy unit, responsible for the development ...
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