This report looks at the use of new psychoactive substances (NPS) in prison settings. This is a rapidly developing phenomenon, but empirical data are currently scarce and patchy. There is growing evidence that NPS are responsible for a large share of drug-related problems in some European prisons and appropriate responses are mostly lacking.

This report provides EU/EEA Member States with evidence-based scientific advice on active case finding options. These options can be applied to the planning and implementation of interventions that promote the early diagnosis of communicable diseases in prison settings.

Program aims to stop the spread of infections such as HIV, Aids and hepatitis C among inmates who are drug users

Nurses working in prisons are being hospitalised by Spice fumes, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.

The recent and prolonged increase in the number of drug-related deaths, together with news of more offenders dying in the community and worries about the general impact of austerity in terms of reduced access to services, have all combined to raise concerns about the risk of overdose among those released from prison.

As part of UNODC's efforts to provide technical assistance and advisory services in the field of prison reform, last month saw the signing of a new agreement with the Government of Tajikistan to support the development of metalwork and woodworking programmes in Dushanbe and Khujand.

Brave young people had enough of harsh drug laws in Belarus and fight back. They found allies in the mothers of drug convicts, who went on hunger strike to demand an end to the war on their sons.

The methamphetamine epidemic sweeping New Zealand is not only causing personal heartache, it's costing the prison service millions.

A new pilot project to introduce American-style 'drug courts' to Northern Ireland is being developed.

Głównym celem projektu HA-REACT jest ograniczenie do roku 2020 występowania na terenie Unii Europejskiej liczby nowych przypadków HIV, gruźlicy oraz wirusowego zapalenia wątroby typu C wśród osób stosujących środki odurzającew in iekcjach poprzez podniesienie poziomu profilaktyki oraz wdrażanie działań redukcji szkód. Cel ten jest zgodny z przedmiotowymi planami działań strategicznych Unii Europejskiej, Światowej Organizacji Zdrowia, UNAIDS oraz Biura Narodów Zjednoczonych do spraw Narkotyków i Przestępczości.

Since it decriminalised all drugs in 2001, Portugal has seen dramatic drops in overdoses, HIV infection and drug-related crime.

In America, jails and prisons have become the nation’s de facto mental healthcare providers – and the results are chilling

Nothing scares Ryan Langlois more than being released from jail, because he says there is no immediate access to provincially funded drug treatment programs to help kick the habit and stay out of trouble. And trouble is what he finds.

Since being launched in 2007, Harm Reduction International's death penalty work has been the leading global resource on the issue of the death penalty for drug offences.

Prisons aren’t linking people to adequate addiction treatment — and many are dying as a result.

It looks nothing like most prisons in the US. That's because Norway's prison system is designed with three core values in mind: normality, humanity and rehabilitation. The point of incarceration in Norway, they say, is to make inmates "better neighbors" once they are released - and they take that mission very seriously.

A new study has shown the effectiveness of an opioid treatment programme for prisoners in the US state of Rhode Island, offering profound implications for national policy.

The final piece of the Drug Recovery Wing evaluation jigsaw, focusing on the process and impact of implementing the model in eight men’s and two women’s prisons in England and Wales.

A new study suggests that treating people for opioid addiction in jails and prisons is a promising strategy to address high rates of overdose and opioid use disorder.

Among other problems, it has obstructed other channels of investigation, including the social, psychological and societal roots of addiction