According to many authorities, the NorMa study gives valuable info about solving the drug abuse problem in correction institutions.
I think that that data should be primary and make appropriate data on every county. It will give a more personal approach to understanding the problems behind the abuse of drugs and solutions for solving them.
Small part of the study:
The prison population worldwide is approaching 11 million people and continues to grow in the majority of countries (Walmsley, 2016). Among people in prison, a large proportion have a history of drug use and substance use disorders (SUD) (Fazel et al., 2017; Friestad & Kjelsberg, 2009; Stewart, 2009; UNODC, 2019).
Drug use among people in prison is associated with a range of adverse outcomes both during imprisonment and post-release (Binswanger et al., 2013; Chang et al., 2015). The risk of suicide in prison is particularly high for people with SUDs, and withdrawal from drug use has been identified as a possible trigger for suicide in the first days of incarceration (Larney et al., 2014; Rivlin et al., 2013).
You can read from the following resources for more data:
- NorMA Study- Factors associated with drug use in prison
- Drug treatment and harm reduction in prisons
- The proportion of UK prisoners with drug problems doubles in five years – study.