Access to Substance Abuse Programs Keeps Offenders out of Prison

Resources are widely available on-line to help prisoners with mental health and/or substance abuse problems. A publication by the Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) released in May of this year estimates that 60% of prisoners battle drug or alcohol addiction. The majority of prisoners with mental health problems are dependent on drugs.

The CEA also found that recidivism rates declined by about 21% with the use of mental health programs. When inmates had access to substance abuse programs, recidivism declined by about 17%. The economics of reduced recidivism are staggering.

Here are some useful resources that are freely available:

Posted in Internet Security in Prisons.