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NCJ Number: 84001 Find in a Library
Title: Connecticut TRAP (Treatment and Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners) Project - Final Report
Corporate Author: Connecticut Dept of Correction
United States of America

Connecticut Justice Cmmsn
United States of America
Project Director: F B Hall
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 40
Sponsoring Agency: Connecticut Dept of Correction
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Connecticut Justice Cmmsn
Hartford, CT 06115
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 80-PG-AX-0034
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report summarizes the activities and impact of Connecticut's Treatment and Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners (TRAP) project which provides treatment and supportative services to male inmates in two correctional facilities.
Abstract: TRAP's comprehensive services begin with the inmate's admission to prison when drug abusers are identified and evaluated and continue through prerelease planning and parole. The program allows a higher percentage of inmates with a history of drug abuse to receive institutional treatment; 36 percent of TRAP's participants are receiving substance abuse treatment for the first time. The program has also increased communication and cooperation among corrections personnel, treatment staff, and inmates. This report details TRAP's outreach activities, application process, procedures for monitoring participants, case management, and training for treatment staff. An innovative component is the Audio Book Unit which records books for the blind and physically handicapped. Methods for maintaining continuity of care through prerelease programs and parole are reviewed. TRAP has hosted visitors from other States interested in developing a drug program within a maximum security prison. The program's objectives and accomplishments for its second year of operations are listed. Major problems encountered by any experimental project have been resolved, and emphasis has shifted to refining the program. Evaluation activities have been impeded by lack of funding, but preliminary data show that 66.5 percent of TRAP's clients were under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of their offense causing imprisonment, only 14 percent had no prior conviction, and heroin was the primary drug of abuse for 57 percent. The appendixes contain a detailed description of the program and caseload statistics.
Index Term(s): Connecticut; Drug treatment programs; Inmate Programs
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