A drop in positive drug tests would normally be a cause for optimism, but in this case the news has been tempered due to COVID-19.
According to an article on nine.com.au, positive drug tests in Victorian prisons has dropped since visits were banned due to the Coronavirus pandemic on March 21. In fact, the number of positive drug tests between March and August were less than a quarter of pre-Coronavirus levels.
According the article, in the maximum-security Barwon Prison, positive random drug tests dropped from 18 per cent in March, to 13.64 per cent in April and 7 per cent in May, compared to the monthly average of 16.26 per cent.
The article highlights that the drop in positive drug tests also occured in Western Australian prisons when social visits were suspended.
See the full article on the nine.com.au website.
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