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Alcohol abuse

Drunk Driving

Date Published
February 1988
Publication Type
Publication

Substance Abuse and Treatment of State and Federal Prisoners, 1997

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

ADVANCE FOR RELEASE AT 10:00 A.M. EST         BJS
TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 1999            202/307-0784
    

MORE THAN THREE-QUARTERS OF PRISONERS
HAD ABUSED DRUGS IN THE PAST

     WASHINGTON, D.C.   Fifty-seven percent of
state prisoners and  45 percent of federal
prisoners surveyed in 1997 said they had used
drugs in the month before their offense--up from
50 percent and  32 percent reported in a 1991
survey,  the Justice Department's Bureau of
Justice Statistics (BJS) said today.