In order to realise these goals, the prison and probation service has determined that slightly over one-third of all secure places in prison institutions (approximately 1,400 places in the autumn of 2004) are to be set aside for drug abusers. These places are distributed over 28 prisons, and comprise three types of unit: motivational units, treatment units and special motivational units. The Government has allotted the prison and probation service 100 million SEK (approx. 11 million Euro) for the initiative, i.e. a little over 33 million SEK per year for the three-year period covered by the initiative.
The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention has been commissioned by the Government to evaluate this drugs initiative. A preliminary report entitled (Vård av missbrukare i anstalt — Providing care for drug abusers in prison) was published on 1st December 2003.
© The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention, 2005
Authors: Åsa Frodlund, Stina Holmberg, Fredrik Marklund och Jonas Öberg