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Prisons, needles and OHS

Sutton, Liz; Voon, David; Kirwan, Amy; Levy, Michael; Ryan, John

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Drug use occurs in prisons despite the strict prohibitionist approach that is taken. In Australia, prison needle and syringe supply is currently unregulated and uncontrolled. Prison officers risk sustaining needlestick injuries when conducting searches of inmates, cells and other areas, thereby risking bloodborne virus infections, such as HIV and hepatitis C. As such, there is a need to explore whether a regulated needle and syringe program (NSP) in Australian prisons could contribute to a...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/61968
Source: Journal of Health, Safety and Environment

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