Understanding the Impact of Drug Treatment in Correctional Settings

Steven Belenko, Kimberly A. Houser, Wayne Welsh

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This article discusses drug treatment in state prisons, focusing on inmates in state correctional facilities. It analyzes drug and alcohol use patterns and drug treatment involvement of state prison inmates using data from the Survey of Inmates of State Correctional Facilities that was conducted between October 2003 and May 2004. It then considers the effectiveness of prison treatment, as well as the economic benefits of such treatments. Finally, this article takes a look at the future directions and the principles of effective prison drug treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Sentencing and Corrections
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199968756
ISBN (Print)9780199730148
StatePublished - Sep 18 2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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