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Introduction The relationship between drugs and crime is amazing More likely than not if a criminal act is committed drugs are in some way or another involved Drug addicts at some time in their lives often find themselves incarcerated Our prisons are overcrowded with inmates because of this major drug problem As a result of this many programs have been implemented by different governing agencies to try to reduce the number of these inmates who are in and out of prisons by imposing alternate programs some within the confines of the prison and some in separate locations These programs attempt to change the attitudes and behavior of its participants and by doing this they hope that in turn they will reduce the crimes committed by its participants The focus of my research was whether or not prison based rehabilitation programs are successful in the attempt to lower recidivism rates among its participants Mini-Literature Review Feucht T and Keyser A 1999 Reducing drug use in prisons Pennsylvanias Approach National Institute of Justice Journal 241 10-15 This article is about drugs crime and prison It was written to show the results and effects of a Drug Interdiction Program in the Pennsylvania State Prison system The article shows that drug use in prison can be reduced through persistent measures There was a call for action when it was realized that drugs and crime were linked The nation starting addressing the problem at the heart in the prisons Secretary Horn of Pennsylvania implemented a program that consisted of various types of drug tests and other preventative measures to fight against drugs in prisons What followed was a barrage of k-9 searches cell searches phone tapings urine tests and hair tests This continued for a few years while random drug tests were done on prisoners from 5 different prisons male and female In surprise waves tests were done on 1000s of random inmates After the
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