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RIDOC Releases 2007 Urinalysis Report - Results Show Low Positive Rate

CRANSTON, R.I. – June 23, 2008 – The Planning & Research Unit at the Rhode Island Department of Corrections has released the 2007 Urinalysis Report, the sixth year for which the unit has produced such a report. The report details the number of specimens collected and tested, and the number offenders subsequently disciplined for positive results in calendar year 2007. All offenders incarcerated at the RIDOC are subject to drug testing.

While the RIDOC’s population continued to reach record highs during 2007, the dedicated and professional correctional staff continued to provide the highest level of safety and security throughout all of the state’s correctional facilities. Of the 20,158 specimens collected in 2007, only 154 tested positive for illicit drugs. The resulting 0.76% positive rate marks on of the lowest in RIDOC history.

A summary of the report can be found on the RIDOC’s website at www.doc.ri.gov under Administration/Planning and Research/Offender Statistics and Reports. The direct link to the report is: http://www.doc.ri.gov/administration/planning/docs/2007%20Urine%20Report%20(abbreviated%20version).pdf

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Department or agency: Department of Corrections

Online: http://www.doc.ri.gov

Release date: 06-23-2008

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