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Penal institutions have long provided guidance for inmates imprisoned for Stimulants Control Act violations. In May 2006, the Inmates Treatment Act was enacted, clearly specifying that special rehabilitation guidance should be provided for those with drug addiction (see Part 2, Chapter 4, Section 2, 3 (1)).
Based on discussions at the "workshop on the treatment of drug-related inmates," which consists of external intellectuals, the standard program for rehabilitation guidance for drug-related inmates was established. Recently, many institutions have tried hard to enhance the quality of guidance by employing various outside professionals, such as psychiatrists, pharmacists, police officials and members of private organizations working for recovery from drug abuse and for preventive drug education.
Fig. 3-3-3-3 shows the trend of age distribution of newly admitted inmates convicted of Stimulants Control Act violations by sex over the last 10 years.
The ratio of those under 29 and 30-39 is higher for females than males.
Fig. 3-3-3-3 Age distribution of newly admitted inmates convicted of Stimulants Control Act violations by sex (1996-2005)