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NCJ Number: 134886 Find in a Library
Title: Addicts and Interventions in a Penal Environment
Journal: Cahiers de la Dependance  Issue:13-14  Dated:(1990)  Pages:complete issue
Editor(s): E Binot
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 200
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: French
Country: Belgium
Annotation: The articles in this collection discuss innovative approaches to prison drug problems as well as the interaction of therapeutic and judicial goals.
Abstract: While the introductory article discusses the drug problem in Belgian prisons in general terms, the remaining articles focus on specific prisons (e.g., the drug situation at the Lantin prison) or programs. The Brussels based I.T.I. program educates incarcerated addicts on the dangers of drugs. An innovative program at the Nancy prison, involving drug addiction, alcoholism, and AIDS, strives to overcome the isolation of the prison setting by inviting speakers from the outside world. "In-dependances," a group of social work professionals at the Lanton prison, meet regularly to discuss methods of overcoming prison drug abuse and to coordinate the efforts of prison personnel with those of professionals from outside the prison. In close connection with the previous article, a member of "In-dependances" describes her experiences with three addicted inmates. The articles emphasize the differences between the reality of prison life and society's perceptions of prison life and the changes in professional approaches to drug abuse in prisons. Bibliographies included.
Main Term(s): Drug abuse in correctional facilities; Inmate drug treatment
Index Term(s): Belgium; Corrections in foreign countries; Drug treatment programs
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