Incarceration-Based Drug Treatment

  • Ojmarrh Mitchell
  • Doris Layton MacKenzie
  • David B. Wilson

America’s continuing “war on drugs” has flooded the criminal justice system with substance abusers (Lipton, 1995; 1998). A 1997 Bureau of Justice Statistics survey of incarcerated offenders found that 57% of state inmates and 45% of federal inmates reported drug use in the month prior to their offense. These rates are increases of 14% and 40%, respectively, over 1991 levels (Mumola, 1999). During the same period drug use among the general U.S. population was declining or holding steady (SAMHSA, 1998).


Substance Abuse Treatment Recidivism Rate Therapeutic Community Boot Camp Drug Treatment Program 
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  • Ojmarrh Mitchell
  • Doris Layton MacKenzie
  • David B. Wilson

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