harm reduction / HIV / prison health is public health

UN warning on AIDS in prisons

Jul 23, 6:54 AM EDT By VERONIKA OLEKSYN Associated Press Writer VIENNA (AP) — The U.N.’s top investigator on torture and punishment warned Friday that overcrowded prisons are breeding grounds for AIDS. Often, inmates are held in inhumane conditions in which the HIV virus is spread through the use of non-sterile drug injection equipment, sexual … Continue reading


Female Interview Subjects Needed to Discuss Their Experience of Having a Male Partner Incarcerated

The Experience of Male Prisoners’ Partners University of Ontario Institute of Technology Criminology, Justice & Policy Studies I am conducting research on the experiences of male prisoners’ partners and would like to invite you to participate in my research study. The purpose of the study is to identify difficulties that women face as a consequence … Continue reading

G8/G20 / Journal of Prisoners on Prisons

Call for contributions: Journal of Prisoners on Prisons Special Section on Summit Detention

The Journal of Prisoners on Prisons (www.jpp.org) is seeking articles that discuss G8 / G20 detention policy and practices, experiences of summit detention, and related aspects of the socio-politics of incarceration. Round-ups, crack-downs, mass-arrests, kettling, pre-emptive detention, and the construction of temporary detention camps have come to characterize government responses to large-scale public mobilizations. The … Continue reading