DrugScope briefing for the Offender Rehabilitation Bill: Commons second reading (PDF) (2013)
This briefing focuses on the introduction of extended periods of post-prison supervision for those sentenced to up to two years in custody, and the particular impact of this on those with drug and/or alcohol problems; the extension of the drug testing requirement for those on licence/subject to the new supervision period from Class A to Class A and Class B drugs; and the introduction of a new ‘drug appointment requirement’ for those on licence/subject to the new supervision period.
Government response to ‘Transforming rehabilitation’ and Offender Rehabilitation Bill: Key points (PDF) (2013)
This summary provides an overview of the key points contained in the Government’s response to the ‘Transforming rehabilitation’ consultation and the Offender Rehabilitation Bill, including the proposed mandatory 12-month supervision period for those released from prison sentences of up to two years, and plans for a ‘drug appointment requirement’ for those on licence or under supervision in the community
Safer Future Communities: Police and Crime Commissioners (PDF) (2012)
This DrugScope briefing for the Safer Future Communities initiative aims to provide a short and accessible overview of the PCC reforms and their implications for the drug and alcohol sector.
Using Women (PDF) (2005)
Report on women with substance misuse problems in prisons. This DrugScope report was part of the two year project funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, it contributed to a growing awareness of issues for women prisoners and has influenced policy.