The “Harm reduction in prison” course provides a useful introduction to themes related to drug use in the prison setting and risks related to the transmission of infections through drug use and sexual activities, as well as an introduction on risk reduction strategies and services in prison both from the point of view of service description and of specific organisational and methodological aspects related to the provision of these services in a setting such as prisons.
Prison jurisdictions is many countries still do not allow prison inmates access to condoms despite evidence that HIV prevalence and transmission risks are higher within prisoner populations that general community. Condoms, if used correctly and consistently, prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.
From this course you will learn how to properly distribute condoms in prison and read about case studies of prisons that the condom distribution program has already introduced.
This course is to support prison doctors, contracted doctors, prison health care workers, prison administration, NGOs and others in delivering or supporting substitution treatment to opioid dependent prisoners.
The course in based mostly on the manual "Opioid Substitution Treatment in Custodial Settings - A Practical Guide", by Andrej Kastelic, Jörg Pont, Heino Stöver, published in 2009.
This course aims to provide inform ation and practical guidance to support the implementation of NSP in prisons and other closed settings. It addresses the issues that have sometimes prevented PNSP from being implemented more widely, such as denial of the use of drugs in prisons, the illegality of drug use in a custodial setting, the illicit status of sharp objects in the possession of prisoners and detainees, and concerns about prisoner and staff security.