Providing care for drug users in prison

An evaluation of the special anti-drugs effort within the prison service
This report, the first of two, describes the extent to which the special anti-drugs effort has been implemented to date and how it has been received by affected groups of prison service staff.
A large proportion of all drug abusers will sooner or later come into contact with the prison service. This means that the prison system constitutes one possible arena upon which to focus society´s efforts to combat drug abuse. Against this background, in 2002, the National Prison and Probation Administration was commissioned by the Swedish Government to initiate a special effort to combat drug abuse among prison service clients.
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© The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention, 2003
Authors: Åsa Frodlund, Fredrik Marklund, Jonas Öberg


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