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"Harm reduction policies and programs for persons involved in the criminal justice system" by Gerald Thomas, Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (May 2005)

30th August 2005

This report examines injecting drug and alcohol use in Canadian prisons;  HIV and Hepatitis C in prisons; harm reduction measures including methadone, bleach and syringe exchange; and alternatives to incarceration for drug users,

Produced by the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA), Canada's national addictions agency. Established in 1988, CCSA is an arms-length, not-for-profit organization supported by the Federal Government through Canada's Drug Strategy. Its mission is to provide objective, evidence-based information and advice that will help reduce the health, social and economic harm associated with substance abuse and addictions.


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