Drug and HIV/AIDS services in European prisons

Prisons are mostly overcrowded, stressful, hostile, and sometimes violent places, in which individuals coming from lower classes, ethnic and social minorities are over-represented. Drug users and migrants belong to these groups in particular. Within the chain of law enforcement options that are avai...

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Published in:Schriftenreihe "Gesundheitsförderung im Justizvollzug"
Main Author: Stöver, Heino (Author)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Oldenburg Bis, Bibliotheks- und Informationssystem der Univ. Oldenburg 2002
In:Schriftenreihe "Gesundheitsförderung im Justizvollzug"
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Summary:Prisons are mostly overcrowded, stressful, hostile, and sometimes violent places, in which individuals coming from lower classes, ethnic and social minorities are over-represented. Drug users and migrants belong to these groups in particular. Within the chain of law enforcement options that are available, imprisonment is a last resort. Generally prisoners learn about crime in prisons and often without realizing that they become identified as prisoners and consequently recidivism is more the rule than an exception. Prison also affects health of the inmates. Prisons are an area of special concern. In most countries the lower socio-economic strata are over-represented in the prison population. Prison is a very disadvantageous environment for good health: lack of privacy, stress, reduced opportunities for social support, hygiene, overpopulation, which all have a negative impact on health. This book is focussing on the health of drug users in prisons. It is an extended and improved version of the report 'Assistance to drug users in European Union prisons - an overview study' which has been carried out on behalf of the EMCDDA in Lisbon/Portugal. In this publication special attention is given to the harm reduction strategies applied in European prisons. <engl.>
Item Description:Auch als elektronisches Dokument vorh
Physical Description:248 S
ISBN:3814208188