The PriSUD project
PriSUD is the main name of a large research project that has been developed over a long period of time at the Center for Drug and Addiction Research at the University of Oslo (UiO). The project has constantly worked towards the goal of mapping, evaluating and examining outcomes related to substance abuse disorders and their treatment in prison. Over time, the project has increased in scope and today has two main parts: PriSUD-Norway and PriSUD-Norden. In addition, the project has an arm in the research project PRISONHEALTH - a project run by Thomas Ugelvik at the Department of Criminology and Forensic Sociology at UiO.
PriSUD-Norway: Better health for people with substance abuse disorders in prison
PriSUD-Nordic : Treatment of substance abuse disorders in the prison population - an opportunity for better public health
PriSUD-Norge's ambition is to improve treatment for people with substance abuse disorders in Norway. The project is based on questionnaire data collected among persons imprisoned in Norwegian prisons, as well as data from Norwegian national and administrative registers.
PriSUD-Norden's ambition is to evaluate the treatment of substance abuse disorders among people with prison experience in Norway, Sweden and Denmark. The project has three parts; a large register study, a qualitative study and a study that looks at the possibility of using risk calculation tools.
PRISONHEALTH : Prisoner health in healthy prisons
PRISONHEALTH's ambition is to find out whether the welfare state's health services in practice reach prison inmates who need them. The project is based on a qualitative and a quantitative part, where the PriSUD group is involved in the quantitative part.
The MARIC study is a very ambitious and unique study that includes longitudinal data from 28 large studies in 13 countries, of which the PriSUD project is a part. The aim of the study is to investigate deaths after release from prison.
The PriSUD project mainly uses two data sources; two cohorts that will be used to illuminate different aspects of the project. These cohorts have been named The Norwegian Prison Release Study (nPRIS) and The Norwegian Offender Mental Health and Addiction Study (NorMA).
All data used in the PriSUD project has been de-identified. In addition, all results will be anonymised , ie no persons should be able to be identified on the basis of material published from the study. The data in the study are stored through the Services for Sensitive Data ( TSD ).