Unformatted text preview: Texas prison system. One group had undergone substance abuse treatment while the other had not. Data was limited to those who had committed drug or alcohol offenses. An integral part of this study was to do an extensive background check on the offender’s personal family history, prior arrest, and mental health evaluation in order to determine whom this program was more successful on deterring, if the program showed any effectiveness at all. A follow-up evaluation on the inmates was done a year after their release in order to determine the effectiveness of the treatment and the impact it had recidivism....
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- Fall '08
- representative, Penology, substance abuse treatment