Australian group calls for controlled needle program in jails

03/16/2010 | Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), The

The Association for Prevention and Harm Reduction Programs Australia said jails in the country have become a major source of blood-borne infection and is urging for the implementation of a controlled needle exchange program for drug-using inmates. The group said inmates using drugs and sharing needles are promoting the spread of diseases, such as hepatitis C and HIV, within prisons and in the wider community upon an inmate's release.

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