Drug Use and Dependence, State and Federal Prisoners, 2004

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on October 11, 2006

Press release: “Prior methamphetamine use among state and federal prisoners has increased since 1997, according to a new report by the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). The use of methamphetamines in the month before an offense rose from 7 percent of state prisoners in 1997 to 11 percent in 2004. Methamphetamine use at the time of an offense rose from 4 percent to 6 percent during that period. Federal inmates reported similar increases in methamphetamine use.”

  • The report, Drug Use and Dependence, State and Federal Prisoners, 2004 (NCJ-213530) was written by BJS policy analyst Christopher J. Mumola and BJS statistician Jennifer C. Karberg.
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