The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) continued to make inmate drug treatment a priority, while also increasing available slots so that more offenders could take advantage of treatment options. During FY13:
- A 23 percent increase in available drug treatment slots since FY08.
- 86 percent of available slots filled – resulting in 2,114 offenders completing a drug treatment course.
In 2008 DPSCS launched the first ever correctional methadone maintenance program. Arrestees in need coming into the Division of Pretrial Detention and Services are continued on methadone therapy. Upon release, DPSCS works with the detainee to match them up again with their community-based maintenance program. During FY13:
- 3,158 detainees were continued on a methadone maintenance program, an almost tripling of the 1,082 who participated in the first year of the program.
Slots and Completion
- 86% of available slots filled
- 2,173 offenders successfully completed drug treatment
- 3,158 offenders participated