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Mandatory drug treatment unnecessary, some prisoners say

While mandatory drug treatments in the criminal justice system are a widespread practice, new research reports that many patients who receive such treatment do not believe they need it.

In an article published this month in the Journal of Urban Health, a team of researchers headed by Alana Rosenberg, a research associate at the Yale School of Medicine, evaluated the effectiveness of drug treatment accessed through the criminal justice system. The researchers found that mandatory drug treatments were seen as unnecessary by those who received them, although the treatments provided indirect benefits.

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Published: Thursday, September 27, 2018