Prison needle exchange

lessons from a comprehensive review of international evidence and experience

Publisher: Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network = Réseau juridique canadien VIH/sida in [Montréal]

Written in English
Published: Pages: 97 Downloads: 35
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  • Prisoners -- Drug use.,
  • Needle exchange programs.,
  • AIDS (Disease) -- Prevention.,
  • HIV infections -- Prevention.

Edition Notes

Other titlesÉchange de seringues en prison
Statementprepared by Rick Lines ... [et al.].
ContributionsLines, Rick., Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network., Canadian Strategy on HIV/AIDS (Association)
LC ClassificationsHV8836.5 .P74 2004
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 88, 97, iv p. :
Number of Pages97
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3452816M
ISBN 101896735525
LC Control Number2005362267

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In most prison needle exchange models, if a syringe is hidden, a prisoner will receive a disciplinary charge, but they will not when the syringe is out in the open. Having syringes in plain sight reduces the chance of accidental needlestick injuries during cell inspections or prisoner body searches, which means PNEPs are in the best interest of.

The first prison syringe exchange program in the world was established in Switzerland in A total of 19 prison syringe exchange programs were operating as of December (7 in Switzerland, 7 in Germany and 5 in Spain). Prison syringe exchange programs have not led to security or safety issues and reduce the risk of needle-stick injuries to prison staff.

Extensive research is now available to support the implementation of prison needle exchange programs in all countries.

Failure to provide prisoners with the same health care options available to the general. Prison needle exchange: lessons from a comprehensive review of international evidence and experience. It’s too soon to brand Canada’s new prison-exchange program as unconstitutional given that correctional authorities are still making changes to it as they roll it out, an Ontario court has ruled.

This, however, is the recommendation from the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, who forcefully argue for needle exchange programs in Canada's federal and territorial prisons in their recent report Prison Needle Exchange: Lessons from a Comprehensive Review.

Prison needle exchange: lessons from a comprehensive review of interna-tional evidence and experience = L'échange de seringues en prison: leçons d'un examen complet des données et expériences internationales Includes bibliographical references.

Text in English and French. ISBN 1. Prisoners - Drug use. Needle exchange. UPDATE: InCSC announced the roll-out of a Prison Needle Exchange Program (PNEP) at two federal prisons.

International prison-based needle and syringe programs. Prison needle and syringe programs aim to reduce the spread of infections such as HIV. Phase 1 of the needle exchange program will begin with one men's institution, the Atlantic Institution in Renous, N.B., as well as one women's facility, the Grand Valley Institution in Kitchener, Ont.

A WHO review of 55 European prison needle exchange programs found no reported increase in drug use and no negative unintended consequences. No needles were used as weapons, for example. Among Canadian inmates, 30% of men and % of women have contracted hepatitis C, compared to % of men and % of women in the general by: 1.