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Drug Use, Testing, and Treatment in Jails

                                   
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MOST JAILS THAT TEST FOR DRUGS FIND
AT LEAST ONE INMATE WHO TESTS POSITIVE


     WASHINGTON, D.C. -- An estimated 10 percent of the
inmates tested for drugs in local jails during June 1998
tested positive for one or more illegal drugs, the Justice
Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics announced today.