Canada Can’t Wait: The Time for Prison-Based Needle and Syringe Programs Is Now

“We, the undersigned, represent many different communities and interests. But today we speak with one voice, firmly committed to health and human rights, in support of desperately needed prison-based needle and syringe programs (PNSPs) in Canada. The time for PNSPs is now. In Canada, people in prison face far greater risk of HIV and hepatitis C infection because they are denied access to sterile injection equipment. Access to sterile injection equipment is a proven harm reduction strategy — it is widely supported and available in communities across the country, has been successfully implemented in prisons in numerous other countries for decades, and is recommended by a wide range of health experts and organizations. But it remains unavailable in Canadian prisons.”

News release: Nearly 250 Organizations Across Canada Call for Prison-Based Needle and Syringe Programs

 

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