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ERIC Number: ED147744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Pages: 93
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Drug Programs in Correctional Institutions.
Smith, Roger
In many correctional institutions today, more than half of the inmates have drug problems. The presence of such large numbers of addicted offenders poses special problems for the correctional administrator. The long-range aims of correctional drug programs are to reduce drug abuse and related criminal activity--goals that have not generally been achieved. However, as this manual points out, drug treatment programs can contribute to the efficient management of correctional institutions by improving the correctional environment and enhancing the relationship between inmates and staff. According to the authors, this manual is less than prescriptive in some ways, because thinking in this field is in a constant state of flux and change as new approaches to treatment and rehabilitation are introduced, modified, or abandoned in the light of the realities of the correctional setting. Many innovative programs are now being undertaken, and correctional agencies and institutions should encourage initiative and experimentation in their programs. This prescriptive package should be useful to correctional administrators as well as those who set policy and direct drug treatment programs at the federal, state, and regional levels. (Author)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock number 027-000-00501-2)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
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