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.

Author
Department of Justice - Office of the Correctional Services Commissioner
Publisher
Department of Justice - Office of the Correctional Services Commissioner

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