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Syringe Exchange in Prisons

The International Experience

Syringe exchange programs have been successfully implemented in a diverse range of prison settings using a variety of effective models. Evidence overwhelmingly shows that prison syringe exchange programs reduce HIV and hepatitis C risk and prevent disease transmission, increase referrals to substance abuse treatment, and do not result in increased drug use nor pose problems with security or violence.

This report provides information about different syringe access models being implemented in prisons internationally.

Read the report below and download the pdf.

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