The main aim of the nPRIS-study is to evaluate the access to, and outcomes of, substance use treatment in Norwegian prisons. The data material available in nPRIS is a cohort comprising all persons released from prison during the years 2000 until 2017. The cohort includes more than 150 000 releases of more than 95 000 persons.
In 2017, a similar cohort was linked to the National Cause of Death registry, resulting in a paper regarding overdose deaths after release. The paper, published in the highly respected journal Addiction, received much attention. During the project period, the cohort will be linked to several registries and databases.
We aim to link the following registries in the PriSUD-project: