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Document 029777
Drivers of Growth in the Federal Prison Population
By Taxy, Samuel. Urban Institute. Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections (CCTF) (Washington, DC).
"The federal prison population has grown by 750 percent since 1980, resulting in rapidly increasing expenditures for incarceration and dangerous overcrowding. In response, Congress created the Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections to examine trends in correctional growth and develop practical, data-driven policy responses" (p. 1). The biggest driver of this growth is the population of drug offenders doubling in the last 20 years. This increase is compounded by the length of their sent... Read More
2 pages
Document 029986
What Are Drug Courts? The Most Effective Justice Strategy Addressing the Drug-Addicted and Mentally Ill …
National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) (Alexandria, VA).
This website provides information about drug courts. Sections cover: how drug courts work; who is eligible; what drug courts do what drug courts need; types of drug courts with definitions for adult drug court, veterans treatment court, DWI court, family dependency treatment court (family drug court), federal district drug court (federal reentry court), juvenile drug court, reentry court, reentry drug court, and tribal healing to wellness court; problem solving courts using the drug court model ... Read More

Document 031264
Drug Offenders in Federal Prisons: Estimates of Characteristics Based on Linked Data
By Taxy, Sam; Samuels, Julie; Adams, William. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJS) (Washington, DC); Urban Institute (New York, NY).
This Special Report presents "a description of drug offenders in federal prison, including criminal history, demographics, gun involvement in the offense, and sentence imposed. The report examines each characteristics by type of drug involved in the offense. It also examines demographic information for the entire federally sentenced population and discusses alternative methods for defining drug offenders. Data are from a linked file created with data from the Federal Bureau of Prisons and United... Read More

10 pages
Document 027644
Principles of an Effective Criminal Justice Response to the Challenges and Needs of Drug-Involved Individuals
U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) (Washington, DC). National Judicial College (NJC) (Reno, NV); Justice Management Institute (Westminster, CO); Pretrial Justice Institute (PCI) (Washington, DC); American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) (Lexington, KY).
“The Principles report outlines ten operating guidelines that define highly-successful system-level responses to address the needs of drug involved individuals. And the needs are staggering – with estimates as high as 60 percent of arrestees in jail with positive drug tests and fragmented service networks in the highest need communities, the responsibility to treat and rehabilitate drug-involved defendants and offenders has fallen squarely on criminal justice systems. While some systems have had... Read More
50 pages
Document 025879
Alternative Sentencing Policies for Drug Offenders: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Kansas Senate Bill 123, Executive Summary [and] Final Report
By Stemen, Don; Rengifo, Andres F.. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
The impact of the first five years of “mandatory community-based supervision and substance abuse treatment for [nonviolent] individuals convicted of a first or second offense of simple drug possession” on recidivism rates and prison populations is assessed (p. 2). The following chapters and conclusions and recommendations are contained in the final report: methodology; sentencing practices; supervision and treatment practices; the individual-level impact of SB 123; the system-level impact; crimi... Read More
17 pages + 264 pages
Document 025881
The Drug Data Warehouse: Linking Data on Drug Misusers and Drug-Misusing Offenders
Great Britain. Home Office (London, England).
The Drug Data Warehouse “provides a unique overview of drug misusers’ activity across the Criminal Justice System and drug treatment in a way which has not been done before. The Drug Data Warehouse is a resource to aid understanding of the complexity of drug misusers’ contact with services in turn informing their effective management. The report also presents findings from initial, descriptive analysis on levels of drug use of different groups of individuals within the Drug Data Warehouse as wel... Read More
2 pages + 13 pages
Document 009275
Intervening with Substance-Abusing Offenders: A Framework for Action
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). National Task Force on Correctional Substance Abuse Strategies (N.P.); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Effective, documented strategies for controlling contraband in institutions, monitoring substance abuse behavior, and therapeutic or educational intervention do exist. This document discusses six major goals for substance abuse programming. They include: assessment, programming, linkages, human resources, environment, and accountability. Strategy briefs are provided for various programs that have been implemented to deal with substance abuse among criminal offenders. These programs include: Co... Read More
159 p.
Document 009274
Intervening with Substance-Abusing Offenders: A Framework for Action: Executive Summary
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). National Task Force on Correctional Substance Abuse Strategies (N.P.); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
A brief discussion is provided of the six major goals suggested by the National Task Force on Correctional Substance Abuse Strategies for substance abuse programming.... Read More
30 p.
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