This briefing provides advocates with the evidence base and human rights framework for decarceration and the provision of harm reduction services in prisons.
We provide evidence that:
- The first step in reducing harm associated with incarceration is to reduce reliance on incarceration itself.
- Providing harm reduction is a human rights obligation.
- Harm reduction services in prisons are an essential, effective and safe public health measure.
- People in prison are severely underserved by harm reduction services.