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Title: Drug Treatment in Prisons -- Hearing Before the House Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control, 102nd Congress, 1st Session, May 14, 1991
Corporate Author: US Congress
House Select Cmtte on Narcotics Abuse and Control
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 171
Sponsoring Agency: Superintendent of Documents
Washington, DC 20402
US Congress
Washington, DC 20510
Publication Number: ISBN 0-16-035442-0
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents
Congressional Sales Office GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America
Type: Legislative Hearing/Committee Report
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The House Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control convened a hearing in May 1991 to focus on drug treatment in prisons.
Abstract: Opening statements indicated that State and local governments spend more money on prison construction than on school construction, that the United States has 2,800 drug enforcement agents, and that the public is concerned about drugs and crime. Statements also pointed out the advantages of drug treatment in prisons, particularly in light of the disproportionate number of crimes committed by known drug users and the large number of persons arrested and imprisoned for drug- related charges. Costs of drug treatment in prisons were examined at the hearing, as well the effectiveness of drug treatment programs. Testimony was provided by representatives of the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and the Department of Health and Human Services and by various government and private individuals. Hearing participants recognized the addictive power of drugs and stressed the importance of comprehensive and effective drug treatment strategies. References and figures
Main Term(s): Inmate drug treatment
Index Term(s): Drug abuse; Drug offenders; Drug Related Crime; Drug treatment programs; Drug use
Note: DCC
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