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NCJ Number: 156751 Find in a Library
Title: Evaluation of the Saughton Drug Education Programme
Author(s): D Shewan; S Macpherson; M M Reid; J B Davies
Corporate Author: Scottish Prison Service
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 40
Sponsoring Agency: Scottish Prison Service
Edinburgh, EH12 9HW,
Publication Number: ISBN 0-7480-1032-7
Sale Source: Scottish Prison Service
Calton House
5 Redheughs Rigg
Edinburgh, EH12 9HW,
United Kingdom
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: A program begun in 1983 and designed to reduce inmate drug use in the Edinburgh Prison in Scotland was evaluated with respect to its effectiveness.
Abstract: The Saughton Drug Reduction Program was developed because of recognition that many offenders entering the prison are heavy drug users; a significant proportion of them are also HIV infected. The program offers education and counseling options, with input from a multidisciplinary team of prison personnel and outside agency representatives. The analysis revealed that the program has become widely accepted within the prison a year after its beginning. In addition, compared to a matched control group, drug treatment clients reported lower drug use on a variety of measures. Moreover, they maintained this difference throughout their current sentence. A future part of the evaluation will determine the impact on clients' drug use after release. Findings indicated that the program provides a model that could be adopted by other prisons in the United Kingdom. Tables and 52 references
Main Term(s): Corrections in foreign countries; Drug abuse in correctional facilities
Index Term(s): Corrections management; Inmate drug treatment; Scotland; Services effectiveness
Note: Scottish Prison Service Occasional Papers Report No. 11/1994.
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