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NCJ Number: 149292 Find in a Library
Title: Drug Use and Scottish Prisons: Full Report
Author(s): D Shewan; M Gemmell; J B Davies
Corporate Author: Scottish Prison Service
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 175
Sponsoring Agency: Scottish Prison Service
Edinburgh, EH12 9HW,
Publication Number: ISBN 0-7480-0695-8
Sale Source: Scottish Prison Service
Calton House
5 Redheughs Rigg
Edinburgh, EH12 9HW,
United Kingdom
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This report examines the extent of drug use within the Scottish prison population, and how the presence of a high proportion of drug users among inmates has affected prison regimes.
Abstract: Data were collected from interviews with 234 prisoners from four Scottish adult male prisons. Following a description of the participants' security status, prison career, personal details, and drug using characteristics, the report discusses in detail the prisoners' past drug use, imprisonment as a factor in introducing people to drug use, participants' regular drug use in the community, and their drug use during current sentence. The next chapter discusses the practice of sharing drug-injecting equipment within prison. Results of reliability studies are presented. Another chapter provides case study data of HIV-positive prisoners. The remainder of the report discusses service provisions for drug users in the Scottish prison system, the prison staff perspective, and the objective data collected from prison records. 1 appendix
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): AIDS/HIV in correctional facilities; Drug abuse in correctional facilities; Drug-abusing inmates; Foreign correctional facilities; Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS); Scotland
Note: Scottish Prison Service Occasional Paper No. 6
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