Effects of Treatment Program for Drug Abusers in Prison

마약류 수용자의 처우 프로그램 효과

  • 박성수 (세명대학교 경찰행정학과) ;
  • 김우준 (대덕대학 경찰행정과)
  • Received : 2009.11.30
  • Accepted : 2010.01.11
  • Published : 2010.04.28


The purpose of this study is estimate the effects of treatment program as it stands for drug abusers in prison. For this study, 46 drug-related prisoner were surveyed in January, 2008 at Jinju prison which has provided special treatments for drug-related offenders. This study shows that the present treatment systems or programs don't work effectively than expected. Prisoner feel present programs won't be very helpfully after release. And they feel correction officers don't have enough concern about prisoners or treatment to them. The result also emphasizes that family members or friends' support and belief is essential to prevent recidivism and to decrease such a possibility. According to this survey result, special concern to youth abuser is necessary. And it can give more effectiveness when authorities provide more medical or physical treatments than just based on routine lecturing. Furthermore, small group treatments would be more successful comparing with large member group based program. Drug abusers want more experience study or work study programs. Finally authority's, family's, friends's and colleague's interest or concern toward prisoners could contribute to raise up the possibility of rehabilitation.


Drug;Drug Offender;Treatment Program;Correctional Treatment


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