TITLE

Overcrowding contributing to rise in prison drug use

PUB. DATE
November 2004
SOURCE
Drugs & Alcohol Today;Nov2004, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the contribution of overcrowding to the rise of drug taking in prisons in England and Wales. Statistics of inmates tested positive for drugs from 2001 to 2004.
ACCESSION #
15491390

 

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