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Victorian Prison Drug Strategy 2002

The use of alcohol and other drugs by offenders is one of the biggest issues facing Victoria’s criminal justice system. Drug use is the single largest factor affecting the lives of offenders with over two-thirds of prison entrants reporting a history of illicit drug use and a high correlation between drug use, criminal activity and reoffending.

Responding to alcohol and drug-related issues, both in the community and in prison, is a constant challenge. Drug activity in prison has a negative impact on both prisoners and prison staff and broader society.

The implementation of the Strategy in Victoria’s prisons will improve ways of keeping drugs out of prisons and reducing prisoner drug use.


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Author: Department of Justice - Office of the Correctional Services Commissioner
Publisher: Department of Justice - Office of the Correctional Services Commissioner
Date of Publication: 2002
Copyright: State of Victoria, 2002.

 

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