No drugs in prison a big ask

By David Biles
Updated April 18 2018 - 11:11pm, first published September 3 2012 - 3:00am

One hesitates to publicly disagree with such a distinguished scholar as Clive Williams, but his opinion piece in this journal (''How to make jail drug-free'', August 29, p17) which suggested that a jail could be made drug-free by making a few simple changes to management practices is simply naive. His proposal ignores the fundamental reality of correctional management in Australia.

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