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NCJ Number: 152564 Find in a Library
Title: State of the Art in Jail Drug Treatment Programs
Author(s): S L Tunis
Corporate Author: Carter Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: Carter Ctr
Atlanta, GA 30307
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
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National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF
Dataset: DATASET 1
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report provides systematic and detailed information on participants and program components for five drug treatment programs operated in local jails. The study also analyzes program completion rates, as well as 12-month postrelease recidivism for participants.
Abstract: Extensive data were gathered on program settings, eligibility and screening criteria, program elements, organization and funding, and aftercare linkages, as well as relative infraction rates and relative costs for the programs. The findings showed that these programs have significant drawbacks: they serve only a very small number of offenders within the jail system, there is a conflict between the ideal length of program stay and the actual length of stay possible given jail system flow, and there are inadequate time and resources to provide extensive prerelease planning and linked aftercare services. All programs included in this evaluation resulted in net additional costs per prisoner, per day; the benefit of this additional expense has to be weighed against recidivism statistics and the probability that a given offender will be reincarcerated. This recidivism analysis is forthcoming. Nonetheless, the evidence indicates that these programs have a positive impact on institutional behavior, particularly levels of inmate violence. 4 tables, 1 figure, and 12 references
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Corrections costs; Inmate drug treatment; Program evaluation; Recidivism prediction; Statistics
Note: Focus, February 1994.
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