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Sociodemographic Characteristics and Lifetime Drug Use of the Jamaican Adult Prison Population

Of the 647 inmates who participated in this study, majority reported lifetime use of alcohol (78% convicted, 80% remanded) and marijuana (75% convicted, 78% remanded) with an initiation age of 15 years in both cases. Drug use was found to be associated with stealing, robbery and recidivism.


Objective: To explore the socio-demographic profile of the Jamaican prison population.

30 Jun, 2016
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e-Published: 21 Jul, 2016


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