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Overview of harm reduction in prisons in seven European countries.

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dc.contributor.author Sander, Gen
dc.contributor.author Scandurra, Alessio
dc.contributor.author Kamenska, Anhelita
dc.contributor.author MacNamara, Catherine
dc.contributor.author Kalpaki, Christina
dc.contributor.author Bessa, Cristina Fernandez
dc.contributor.author Laso, Gemma Nicolás
dc.contributor.author Parisi, Grazia
dc.contributor.author Varley, Lorraine
dc.contributor.author Wolny, Marcin
dc.contributor.author Moudatsou, Maria
dc.contributor.author Pontes, Nuno Henrique
dc.contributor.author Mannix McNamara, Patricia
dc.contributor.author Libianchi, Sandro
dc.contributor.author Antypas, Tzanetos
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-19T15:32:14Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-19T15:32:14Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5467
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract While the last decade has seen a growth of support for harm reduction around the world, the availability and accessibility of quality harm reduction services in prison settings is uneven and continues to be inadequate compared to the progress achieved in the broader community. This article provides a brief overview of harm reduction in prisons in Catalonia (Spain), Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Poland, and Portugal. While each country provides a wide range of harm reduction services in the broader community, the majority fail to provide these same services or the same quality of these services, in prison settings, in clear violation of international human rights law and minimum standards on the treatment of prisoners. Where harm reduction services have been available and easily accessible in prison settings for some time, better health outcomes have been observed, including significantly reduced rates of HIV and HCV incidence. While the provision of harm reduction in each of these countries' prisons varies considerably, certain key themes and lessons can be distilled, including around features of an enabling environment for harm reduction, resource allocation, collection of disaggregated data, and accessibility of services. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher BioMed Central en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Harm Reduction Journal;13:28
dc.relation.uri https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5055713/
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12954-016-0118-x
dc.subject prison en_US
dc.subject prisoner en_US
dc.subject prison health en_US
dc.subject harm reduction en_US
dc.subject opioid substitution therapy en_US
dc.subject needle and syringe programme en_US
dc.subject HIV en_US
dc.subject hepatitis C en_US
dc.subject human rights en_US
dc.title Overview of harm reduction in prisons in seven European countries. en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2017-01-19T15:18:30Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1186/s12954-016-0118-x
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2692319
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Harm Reduction Journal
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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