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Drug Use, Dependence, and Abuse Among State Prisoners and Jail Inmates, 2007-2009

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Crime/Justice,Statistics

In 2007-09, 63% of sentenced jail inmates met the DSM-IV criteria for drug abuse/dependence.  This report examines patterns of past drug use by characteristics of offender, offense type, and time period.  Also includes information about participation in drug treatment programs.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics