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Behind Bars II: Substance Abuse and America's Prison Population

  • Organization: The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University
  • Document Type: Report
  • Date Created: Monday, June 21, 2010
  • Submitted: Monday, June 21, 2010
  • Attachment(s): LINK

"This new report constitutes the most exhaustive analysis ever undertaken to identify the extent to which alcohol and other drugs are implicated in the crimes and incarceration of America's prison population. This report, following more than a decade after CASA's initial analysis, finds that despite greater recognition of the problem and potential solutions, we have allowed the population of substance-involved inmates crowding our prisons and jails--and the related costs and crimes--to increase."

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