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Prisons and Health, WHO, 2014

Health in prisons - A WHO guide to the essentials in prison health, WHO 2007 (.PDF format)

Council Recommendation of 18 June 2003 on the prevention and reduction of health-related harm associated with drug dependence (.PDF format)

Dublin Declaration on HIV/AIDS in Prison in Europe and Central Asia  (.PDF format)

CPT (Committee on Prevention of Torture) Standards (.PDF format)

WHO, Prevention of acute drug-related mortality in prison populations during the immediate post-release period, WHO, 2010

UNODC, WHO. HIV testing and counselling in prisons and other closed settings. Policy brief. New York, United Nations, 2009.
This policy statement provides guidance to countries and prison systems about how HIV testing and counselling should be made available in prisons.

UNODC, WHO, UNAIDS. HIV in places of detention. A toolkit for policymakers, programme managers, prison officers and health care providers in prison settings. New York, United Nations, 2008.
This toolkit aims to provide information and guidance primarily to individuals and institutions with responsibilities for prisons and prisoners.

UNODC, WHO, UNAIDS. HIV/AIDS prevention, care, treatment, and support in prison settings: A framework for an effective national response. New York, United Nations, 2006.
This document provides a framework for mounting an effective national response to HIV in prisons, based on the evidence reviewed in the Evidence for Action Technical Paper and on accepted international standards and guidelines.

WHO, UNODC, UNAIDS Evidence for Action Technical Papers - Interventions to address HIV in prison: Needle and Syringe Programmes and decontamination strategies.

Trautmann F, Barendregt C. The European peer support manual: peer support as a method for AIDS prevention in injecting drug user communities. Utrecht: NIAD; 1994.

UNODC Treatnet network “Drug Dependence Treatment. Interventions for Drug Users in Prison”