Drug Policy and Prisons

Moldovan Prisons reportAvailability, accessibility, acceptability and quality of harm reduction services in Moldovan prisons

Moldova stands out in its implementation of harm reduction services in prisons. It is one of just a handful of countries around the world that provides sterile needles and syringes and opioid agonist therapy (OAT), along with other key interventions for preventing the transmission of blood-borne viruses. This report draws on desk review, analysis and qualitative research, to provide new insights into the challenges associated with ensuring health and harm reduction services meet international human rights standards – even in the context of a conducive regulatory environment.

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COVID-19 vaccinations for prison populations and staff: Report on global scanCOVID-19 vaccinations for prison populations and staff: Report on global scan

People detained and working in prisons around the world continue to be left behind in COVID-19 responses, despite facing heightened risk of infection.

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Briefing: The Harms of Incarceration: The evidence base and human rights framework for decarceration and harm reduction in prisonsThe Harms of Incarceration: The evidence base and human rights framework for decarceration and harm reduction in prisons

This briefing provides advocates with the evidence base and human rights framework for decarceration and the provision of harm reduction services in prisons.

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The Death Penalty for Drug Offences: Global Overview 2019 COVID-19, Prisons and Drug Policy

“COVID-19 has posed unprecedented challenges for governments and prison administrations, catalysing the uptake of exceptional measures to decongest prisons. HRI monitored and analysed prison decongestion measures adopted around the world between March and June 2020 in response to COVID-19, with a specific focus on how these measures impact on people in prison for drug offences.

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Prison Project ReportReport and Monitoring Tool: HIV, HCV, TB and Harm Reduction in Prisons

There is an enormous gap between health and human rights standards and their effective implementation in places of detention. Our report shortcomings in harm reduction in prisons. Further, we provide a tool to assist human rights-based prison monitoring mechanisms generate better informed monitoring of issues relating to HIV, HCV, TB and harm reduction in prisons.

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