Substance Abuse

Correctional systems around the world deal with the reality of drugs in prisons. Canada is no different. Three out of four inmates come into Canada's federal correctional institutions with substance abuse problems. For approximately half of federal offenders,  there is a direct link between their substance use and criminal behaviour. Drugs in prisons are also a great concern because they lead to criminal activity in jail, violence and the transmission of disease. They also make rehabilitation efforts less effective.

Canada's correctional institutions are therefore working to address the problem of substance abuse through three main activities:

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