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|Title: ||Establishing a compulsory drug treatment prison : therapeutic policy, principles, and practices in addressing offender rights and rehabilitation|
|Authors: ||Grant, Luke|
|Keywords: ||Drug abuse -- Treatment -- Australia -- New South Wales.|
Prisoners -- Australia -- New South Wales.
Prisoners -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Drug use.
|Issue Date: ||31-Dec-2011|
|Publisher: ||Brush Farm Corrective Services Academy|
|Series/Report no.: ||Australasian Journal of Correctional Staff Development;v. 6|
|Abstract: ||A Compulsory Drug Treatment Correctional Centre (CDTCC) was established in Sydney in 2006 for repeat drug-related male offenders. Compulsory treatment law is inconsistent with a therapeutic jurisprudence approach. Despite the compulsory law, a normative offender rehabilitation framework has been established based on offender moral rights. Within moral rights, the offender rehabilitation framework addresses the core values of freedom (supporting autonomous decision-making) and well-being (supporting physical, social, and psychological needs). Moral rights are underpinned by a theory or principle which, in this instance, is a humane approach to offender rehabilitation. While a law that permits offenders to choose drug treatment and rehabilitation is preferable, the article discusses the establishment of a correctional centre based on therapeutic policy, principles, and practices that respond to participants as both rights-violators and rights-holders. The opportunity for accelerated community access and a therapeutic alliance with staff has resulted in offenders actively seeking to be ordered into compulsory drug treatment and rehabilitation.|
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