Establishing a 'Corstonian continuous care pathway for drug using female prisoners: Linking Drug Recovery Wings and Womens Community Services

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Grace, S., Page, G., Lloyd, C., Templeton, L., Kougiali, G., McKeganey, N., Liebling, A., Roberts, P. and Russell, C. 2016. Establishing a 'Corstonian continuous care pathway for drug using female prisoners: Linking Drug Recovery Wings and Womens Community Services. Criminology and Criminal Justice. 16 (5), pp. 602-621.
AuthorsGrace, S., Page, G., Lloyd, C., Templeton, L., Kougiali, G., McKeganey, N., Liebling, A., Roberts, P. and Russell, C.
Abstract

This article outlines the findings from a rapid assessment of pilot Drug Recovery Wings (DRWs) in two women’s prisons and compares the DRW approach with work undertaken in Women’s Community Services (WCSs) commended by the Corston Report. The findings indicate that DRW1 was working more successfully in providing a ‘Corstonian’ approach than DRW2 and the reasons behind this are explored. The article argues that, while pockets of good practice such as WCSs and ‘Corstonian’ DRWs are to be commended, unless there is a continuous care pathway, modelled on Corston’s ideas for working with vulnerable female offenders such as recovering drug users, such work will be limited in its effectiveness. Ideas for how such a systematic approach might work will be outlined.

JournalCriminology and Criminal Justice
Journal citation16 (5), pp. 602-621
ISSN1748-8958
Year2016
PublisherSAGE Publications
Accepted author manuscript
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1177/1748895816632029
Web address (URL)https://doi.org/10.1177/1748895816632029
Publication dates
Print17 Feb 2016
Publication process dates
Deposited21 Aug 2017
Accepted01 Dec 2015
FunderDepartment of Health
Department of Health
Copyright informationGrace, s. et. al., Establishing a 'Corstonian continuous care pathway for drug using female prisoners: Linking Drug Recovery Wings and Womens Community Services, Criminology and Criminal Justice, 16(5), pp. 602-621.© 2016 Sage publications. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
LicenseCC BY 3.0
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