PriSUD-project

PriSUD is the main title of a large, ongoing research project. The project has been developed over time at the Norwegian Centre for Addiction research at the University of Oslo (UiO). The main goal of the project has always been to map out, evaluate and examine outcomes related to substance use disorders (SUDs) and the treatment of these in prisons. With time, the project has grown and today consist of two main parts: PriSUD-Norway and PriSUD-Nordic. In addition, the project has a strong link to the research project PRISONHEALTH –prisoner health in healthy prisons. This project is run by Thomas Ugelvik at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, UiO.

Main parts

PriSUD-Norway: Diagnosing and treating substance use disorders in Norwegian prisons

PriSUD-Norway has the ambition to improve the treatment of SUDs in Norwegian prisons. The project is based on data from a survey cohort, collected among persons in Norwegian prisons. In addition, data from national registries will be utilized.

PriSUD-Nordic: Intervening substance use disorders in the prison population - A public health opportunity

PriSUD-Nordic wish to evaluated treatment of substance use disorders among people with prison experience in Norway, Sweden and Denmark. The project has three main parts; a big registry data study, a qualitative study and a study into the possible ways of using risk assessment tools.

Research collaborations

PRISONHEALTH: Prisoner health in healthy prisons

PRISONHEALTH seeks to investigate if the health benefits from the welfare state actually reaches the prisoners in need of them. The project has both qualitative and quantitative components, and the PriSUD team participates in the quantitative research. 

The Mortality After Release from Incarceration Consortium (MARIC) study

The MARIC-study is a highly ambitious and unique study involving longitudinal data from 28 major studies, including PriSUD, across 13 different countries. The goal is to study deaths following release from prison. 

Cohorts

The PriSUD-project works with two main sources of data, our two cohort nPRIS and NorMA. With these two cohorts we can analyse different aspects of the project.  

 

All data used in the PriSUD-project has been cleared for all identifiable features. Furthermore, all our results will be anonymous, which implies that it wont be possible to identify any individuals from the material published from the project. 

Our data is safely stored in the Norwegian Service for Sensitive Data (TSD).

The Norwegian Offender Mental Health and Addiction Study (NorMA)

The NorMA-cohort is based on a survey study conducted in 2013-2014. 1495 inmates from 57 Norwegian prisons, both high and low security level, participated. The cohort consist of 733 individuals, who provided their PIN and consent for it to be used in future registry research. 

The Norwegian Prison Release Study (nPRIS)

nPRIS a cohort based on administrative data from all Norwegian prison. The cohort has been updated several times since it was established and today it includes information on all atonements from 1.1.2000 till 31.12.2019. 

Cohorts

The PriSUD-project works with two main sources of data, our two cohort nPRIS and NorMA. With these two cohorts we can analyse different aspects of the project.  

 

All data used in the PriSUD-project has been cleared for all identifiable features. Furthermore, all our results will be anonymous, which implies that it wont be possible to identify any individuals from the material published from the project. 

Our data is safely stored in the Norwegian Service for Sensitive Data (TSD).

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