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NCJ Number: 98756 Find in a Library
Title: Drugs in Jail
Author(s): B Bosarge
Corporate Author: National Sheriffs' Association (NSA)
United States of America
Project Director: S Finkelberg
Date Published: 1985
Sponsoring Agency: National Sheriffs' Association (NSA)
Alexandria, VA 22314-3490
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Sheriffs' Association (NSA)
1450 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-3490
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: For use in the introductory and refresher training of jail officers, this slide/audio cassette presentation discusses the five classes of drugs most commonly abused in jails, how to identify inmate drug abusers, and safety procedures for addressing the drug problem in jails.
Abstract: The classes of drugs discussed are opiates, amphetamines, hallucinogens, barbiturates, and deliriants. Information on opiates covers their manufacture, abusers' methods for introducing them into their bodies (drug paraphernalia), their effects on abusers, withdrawal symptoms, identification of abusers, and precautions jail officers should take to alleviate problems associated with inmates' opiate abuse. Information on the other drugs also generally covers these areas. The jail safety procedures reviewed focus on preventing inmate access to drugs and ensuring jail officer personal safety when contacting the person and property of possible drug abusers. An accompanying instructor's guide contains questions and answers to stimulate discussion, a copy of the script with corresponding slide photos, and a chapter on drug withdrawal in jail from the 'Jail Officers' Training Manual.'
Index Term(s): Amphetamines; Audiovisual aids; Barbiturates; Drug abuse in correctional facilities; Drug effects; Drug information; Drug paraphernalia; Drug withdrawal; Drug-abusing inmates; Hallucinogens; Jail staff training; Opioids
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