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HM Prison and Probation Service. (2019) Prison drugs strategy. London: HM Prison and Probation Service.

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This strategy has been developed to support and complement the HM Government Drug Strategy developed by the Home Office in 20173 and is centred around the same three objectives of restricting supply, reducing demand and building recovery. Our overall aim is to reduce drug misuse in our prisons, which will increase safety for both staff and prisoners, and contribute towards ensuring that prisons are places of opportunity and change for prisoners. Our priorities are to reduce activities that cause serious harm, enable prisoners to live law-abiding lives, and support them to overcome addiction. This requires commitment at a national, regional and local level and so all prisons will have implemented their own Drugs Strategy, tailored to their specific needs and challenges, by September 2019.

Item Type
Publication Type
International, Report
Drug Type
Substances (not alcohol/tobacco)
Intervention Type
Harm reduction, Crime prevention
April 2019
27 p.
HM Prison and Probation Service
Corporate Creators
HM Prison and Probation Service
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