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Title: Treatment and Rehabilitation Services for Substance Abusing Criminal Offenders: Hearing Before the House Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control, 102nd Congress, 1st Session, October 28, 1991
Corporate Author: US Congress
House Select Cmtte on Narcotics Abuse and Control
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 118
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Document: PDF
Type: Legislative Hearing/Committee Report
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: An October 1991 congressional hearing focused on drug treatment and rehabilitation for drug-abusing criminal offenders.
Abstract: Speakers included treatment program directors, criminal justice officials, and ex-offenders. A committee member noted that inmate drug treatment is effective and that each dollar spent on drug treatment will save $12 in future incarceration costs. Instead of spending $100,000 to build a cell and at least $60 per day to house an inmate, a State can simply convert existing prison beds to treatment beds, thereby saving taxpayer dollars while dramatically improving the safety and quality of life in our communities. Prison- based programs can change both attitudes and behavior patterns; it is also essential to follow up on the treatment with community-based aftercare to help with the transition to life outside prison and to prevent ex-offenders from returning to their former activities and lifestyle. Figures, tables, and written testimony
Main Term(s): Inmate drug treatment
Index Term(s): Corrections policies; Rehabilitation
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