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Prisoners: Rehabilitation

Volume 485: debated on Thursday 18 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which (a) prisons and (b) young offender institutions (YOIs) had courses to help prisoners with (i) alcohol and (ii) drug misuse in each year from 1997 to 2007; how many currently have such courses available; and how many people are attending such courses in each (A) prison and (B) YOI. (244341)

The provision of drug and alcohol interventions in prisons has grown rapidly over the last 10 years. It is not possible accurately to record which establishment offered each type of drug or alcohol intervention year on year over time period requested.

NOMS has in place a comprehensive drug treatment framework, based on the National Treatment Agency's revised Models of Care, to address the different needs of drug-misusers in prison. The interventions available are designed to meet the needs of low, moderate and severe drug misusers—irrespective of age, gender or ethnicity.

The interventions are comprised of:

Clinical Services (detoxification and/or maintenance prescribing)—all prisoners have access to a range of clinical services.

CARATs (Counselling, Assessment, Referral, Advice and Throughcare service)—specialist support and advice services that,

following assessment, deliver psychosocial interventions, treatment and support. All adult prisons offer CARAT services.

Drug Rehabilitation Programmes—There are 114 drug rehabilitation programmes running in 99 establishments (see Table 1).

The number of prisoners engaged in drug treatment is in Table 2..

A range of interventions are available in prisons to support those with an alcohol problem:

clinical services—alcohol detoxification is available in all local and remand prisons;

where alcohol is part of a wider substance misuse problem, the full range of drug interventions are available;

a number of prisons run alcohol awareness courses;

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) run groups in around 67 per cent. of prisons;

some offending behaviour programmes address the underlying factors which occur in alcohol related crime;

an accredited 12-step alcohol programme is being run at HMP Bullingdon;

a further four more intensive interventions Cognitive Behavioural Alcohol Programmes are being piloted at HMP Hull, Forest Bank, Glen Parva and Chelmsford;

for those prisons(ers) involved in the roll-out of the Integrated Drug Treatment System (IDTS) a 90 minute alcohol awareness session has been developed; and

the young persons substance misuse service for 15-17 year old prisoners has a particular focus on alcohol.

The National Offender Management Service (NOMS) does not collate figures centrally on the number of prisoners accessing services specifically aimed at their alcohol misuse.

Table 1: Establishments delivering drug treatment programmes

Establishment

Drug Treatment Programmes Delivered

Acklington

STOP

Altcourse

SDP AND STOP

Ashwell

PASRO

Aylesbury

PASRO

Bedford

SDP

Belmarsh

SDP

Birmingham

SDP

Blakenhurst

SDP

Blundeston

PASRO

Bristol

SDP

Brixton

PASRO AND SDP

Bullingdon

12 STEP; SDP

Camp Hill

PASRO

Cardiff

PASRO

Castington

SDP

Channings Wood

TC

Chelmsford

PASRO

Coldingley

12 step

Cookham Wood

PASRO

Dartmoor

PASRO AND 12 Step

Deerbolt

PASRO

Doncaster

SDP

Dorchester

SDP

Downview

SDP

Drake Hall

TC

Durham

PASRO

Eastwood Park

SDR

Edmunds Hill

PASRO

Elmley

PASRO AND SDP

Erlestoke

12 step

Everthorpe

PASRO AND 12 Step

Exeter

SDP

Featherstone

PASRO

Ford

SDP

Forest Bank

SDP

Frankland

FOCUS

Full Sutton

FOCUS

Garth

TC

Gartree

STOP

Glen Parva

PASRO AND SDP

Gloucester

SDP

Guys Marsh

PASRO

Haverigg

PASRO

High Down

SDP

Highpoint

AOD; PASRO AND STOP

Hindley

PASRO

Hollesley Bay

SDP

Holloway

SDP

Holme House

TC AND SDP

Hull

SDP

Kingston

PASRO

Kirkham

PASRO

Lancaster

PASRO AND 12 Step

Lancaster Farms

SDP

Leeds

SDP

Leicester

SDP

Lewes

PASRO

Leyhill

SDP

Lincoln

PASRO

Lindholme

PASRO

Littlehey

12 step

Liverpool

PASRO

Long Lartin

FOCUS

Low Newton

PASRO

Maidstone

PASRO

Manchester

SDP

Moorland

PASRO

Mount

12 step

New Hall

SDP

North Sea Camp

SDP

Northallerton

SDP

Norwich

12 step

Nottingham

SDP

Onley

PASRO

Pare

PASRO

Pentonville

PASRO AND SDP

Peterborough Male

SDP

Portland

PASRO

Preston

SDP

Ranby

PASRO

Reading

SDP

Risley

PASRO

Rochester

PASRO

Send

12 step

Stafford

PASRO

Stocken

STOP

Stoke Heath

SDP AND PASRO

Styal

SDP

Swaleside

12 step

Swansea

12 step AND SDP

Swinfen Hall

PASRO

Thorn Cross

SDP

Verne

12 step

Wakefield

FOCUS

Wayland

PASRO

Wellingborough

PASRO

Whitemoor

FOCUS

Winchester

PASRO AND SDP

Wormwood Scrubs

PASRO AND SDP

Wymott

TC

Table 2: Drug Interventions 2007-081

Establishment

Clinical interventions (detox or maintenance)

CARATs (substance misuse triage assessments)

Drug treatment programme starts

Acklington

0

125

24

Albany

0

20

0

Altcourse

861

1,488

336

Ashfield2

55

0

0

Ashwell

0

240

84

Askham Grange

0

36

0

Aylesbury2

10

73

60

Bedford

594

1,012

240

Belmarsh

866

1,268

60

Birmingham

4,529

2,676

120

Blakenhurst

1,916

1,762

251

Blantyre House

0

0

0

Blundeston

0

262

84

Brinsford2

364

757

0

Bristol

1,370

1,060

120

Brixton

1,877

1,616

336

Brockhill

0

24

0

Bronzefield

1,168

1127

0

Buckley Hall

0

80

0

Bullingdon

958

1,234

425

Bullwood Hall

0

103

0

Camp Hill

0

73

96

Canterbury

0

100

0

Cardiff

841

834

96

Castington2

50

470

100

Channings Wood

0

52

56

Chelmsford

745

1,140

96

Coldingley

5

76

100

Cookham Wood

2

26

14

Dartmoor

0

114

117

Deerbolt2

0

359

80

Doncaster

1,727

2,190

240

Dorchester

574

669

120

Dovegate

0

143

0

Dover

0

0

0

Downview

0

38

31

Drake Hall

0

67

40

Durham

2,142

839

96

East Sutton Park

0

29

0

Eastwood Park

1,504

988

60

Edmunds Hill

0

162

60

Elmley

1,251

1,074

216

Erlestoke

0

81

60

Everthorpe

0

219

171

Exeter

877

767

240

Featherstone

0

204

96

Feltham2

258

1,015

0

Ford

0

206

111

Forest Bank

914

1,280

240

Foston Hall

896

433

0

Frankland

0

51

19

Full Sutton

0

50

19

Garth

0

66

46

Gartree

0

81

31

GlenParva2

457

1,001

210

Gloucester

926

676

108

Grendon

0

66

0

Guys Marsh

0

155

96

Haslar

0

0

0

Hatfield

0

0

0

Haverigg

0

84

96

Hewell

0

0

0

Hewell Grange

0

12

0

High Down

1,192

1,410

78

Highpoint

0

333

118

Hindley2

0

191

70

Hollesley Bay

0

71

131

Holloway

1,131

1,282

120

Holme House

1,622

1,080

156

Hull

1,271

1,561

108

Huntercombe (Juvenile)2

0

0

0

Kennet

0

49

0

Kingston

0

10

24

Kirkham

0

137

96

Kirklevington

0

75

0

Lancaster

0

33

76

Lancaster Farms2

0

496

100

Latchmere House

0

53

0

Leeds

3,562

1815

120

Leicester

943

970

120

Lewes

709

750

96

Leyhill

0

163

60

Lincoln

1,540

934

73

Lindholme

0

142

144

Littlehey

0

161

59

Liverpool

1,520

1,702

96

Long Lartin

0

40

17

Low Newton

355

321

60

Lowdham Grange

216

38

0

Maidstone

0

112

96

Manchester

1,352

1,506

60

Moorland

0

208

78

Morton Hall

0

60

0

Mount

0

236

101

New Hall

1,749

913

120

North Sea Camp

0

160

111

Northallerton2

0

202

100

Norwich

732

750

78

Nottingham

1,102

972

120

Onley

0

398

90

Pare

364

386

96

Parkhurst

81

39

0

Pentonville

1,766

1,620

216

Peterborough

0

966

59

Portland2

0

206

80

Preston

1,280

1,328

240

Ranby

0

459

96

Reading2

96

419

100

Risley

0

144

96

Rochester2

0

156

80

Rye Hill

0

57

0

Send

0

44

60

Shepton Mallet

0

18

0

Shrewsbury

835

755

0

Stafford

95

93

95

Standford Hill

13

136

0

Stocken

0

110

72

Stoke Heath2

50

427

90

Styal

1,129

988

240

Sudbury

1

111

0

Swaleside

63

96

100

Swansea

806

530

124

Swinfen Hall2

0

152

80

Thorn Cross2

0

112

88

Usk\Prescoed

0

301

0

Verne

0

42

0

Wakefield

0

38

18

Wandsworth

2,100

1,701

179

Warren Hill (Juvenile)2

0

0

0

Wayland

0

191

96

Wealstun

0

197

120

Weare

0

0

0

Wellingborough

0

147

88

Werrington (Juvenile)2

0

0

0

Wetherby (Juvenile)2

31

0

0

Whatton

0

24

0

Whitemoor

0

53

20

Winchester

618

1151

192

Wolds

0

16

0

Woodhill

1231

812

0

Wormwood Scrubs

1,517

1,536

336

Wymott

0

75

81

Total

58,809

65,823

11,256

1 Alcohol treatment and rehabilitation services for those with an alcohol dependency in prisons are in the main provided within the wider drug treatment framework. The proportion of prisoners accessing treatment services for alcohol is not disaggregated.

2 Indicates establishments noted as a main function of Young Offender Institution during 2007-08.

These figures have been drawn from administrative data systems. Although care is taken when processing and analysing the returns, the detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system.