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NCJ Number: 118316 Find in a Library
Title: Prison Programs for Drug-Involved Offenders
Author(s): M R Chaiken
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 5
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Type: Program/Project Description
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper describes four inmate drug treatment programs that have reduced recidivism rates to as low as 16 percent.
Abstract: The four programs and their founding dates are Cornerstone Program, Oregon, 1976; Lantana Program, Florida, 1974; Simon Fraser University Program, British Columbia, 1972; and Stay'n Out Program, New York, 1977. All of the programs have special funding sources earmarked for their use and administered separately from other correctional services. They are all guests of established host institutions, so they can focus on program activities without becoming involved in institutional issues. All programs use a comprehensive approach and provide a wide range of activities that are commonly found in freestanding residential programs rather than in traditional prison drug programs. Program providers typically are in professions other than corrections, although they are sensitive to security regulations. Program participants were heavily involved in drug use and committed many serious crimes before incarceration. Program activities enable participants to learn a range of practical life skills. Program staff maintain contact with participants after release and provide followup support. All four programs have clear statements of program rules and the consequences of violating them, and staff members serve as role models for participants. 22 notes.
Main Term(s): Inmate drug treatment
Index Term(s): Drug offenders; Drug Related Crime
Note: From the National Institute of Justice Research in Action, October 1989.
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