Drugs in State Prisons Initiative

General McCaffrey talked with reporters about an initiative President Clinton will announce later this afternoon. He described the… read more

General McCaffrey talked with reporters about an initiative President Clinton will announce later this afternoon. He described the large percentages of prison inmates who are incarcerated for drug- and alcohol-related crimes. He also said that all too often drugs are available in prisons and jails and emphasized that jail time must be “cold turkey” for drug addicts. President Clinton’s proposal will include funds for testing and residential substance abuse treatment block grants for state penal facilities. He took questions from the press. close

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Drugs in State Prisons Initiative

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Program ID:
98603-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
News Briefing
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 12, 1998
Last Aired:
Jan 13, 1998

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  • Jan 12, 1998 | 6:06pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 13, 1998 | 4:38am EST | C-SPAN 1
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