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  NCJ Number: NCJ 213530     Find in a Library
  Title: Drug Use and Dependence, State and Federal Prisoners, 2004
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Christopher J. Mumola ; Jennifer C. Karberg
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 10/2006
  Page Count: 12
  Series: BJS Special Reports
  Annotation: This report presents data from the 2004 Survey of inmates in State and Federal Correctional Facilities on prisoners’ prior use, dependence, and abuse of illegal drugs.
  Abstract: Tables include trends in the levels of drug use, type of drugs used, and treatment reported by State and Federal prisoners since the last national survey was conducted in 1997. The report also presents measures of dependence and abuse by gender, race, Hispanic origin, and age. It provides data on the levels of prior drug use (with an in-depth look at methamphetamine use), dependence, and abuse by selected characteristics, such as family background, criminal record, type of drug used, and offense. Highlights include the following: (1) among drug dependent or abusing prisoners, 40 percent of State and 49 percent of Federal inmates took part in drug abuse treatment or programs since admission to prison; (2) among both State and Federal prisoners, White inmates were at least 20 times more likely than Black inmates to report recent methamphetamine use; and (3) violent offenders in State prison (50 percent) were less likely than drug (72 percent) and property (64 percent) offenders to have used drugs in the month prior to their offense. Tables, appendix, references
  Main Term(s): Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Drug-abusing inmates
  Index Term(s): Inmate statistics ; Federal correctional facilities ; State correctional facilities ; Inmate drug treatment
  Sale Source: Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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