January 2005 Archives (International News)

14th January 2005

"Police station prisoners to be handed free needles" by Gareth Edwards, Edinburgh Evening News

Prisoners are to be given free needles by police after it emerged that two-thirds of drug addicts taken into custody in the city are infected with hepatitis C or HIV. Read more

Press Release from the Lothian and Borders Police: "Needle Exchange Scheme: New initiative to reduce health risks to police staff and reduce harm to drug users"

Lothian and Borders Police in Scotland are piloting a needle exchange scheme for prisoners in a bid to reduce health risks to police staff and reduce harm to drug users. Read more

19th January 2005

"1,000 to sue over slopping out" by Hamish MacDonell, The Scotsman

More than 1,000 prisoners are lining up to take the Scottish Executive to court following last year's ruling that found that the practice of slopping out in Scottish prisons was "degrading", it emerged last night. Read more

31st January 2005

New Report: Racial Disparities in Sentencing: A Review of the Literature

New report from The Sentencing Project in Washington DC. Read more

New Report: The Death Penalty in 2004 Year End Report

Historic five year decline in the death penalty in the United States continues in 2004, according to the Death Penalty Information Center. Read more

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