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Harm Reduction in Prisons

HRI Report cover“Improving Prison Conditions by Strengthening Infectious Disease Monitoring” is an EU co-funded project, led by Harm Reduction International with partners in seven European countries, aimed at addressing an important gap in prison monitoring practices. The Irish Penal Reform Trust is the project partner in Ireland.

The project endeavours to reduce ill-treatment of persons in detention and improve prison conditions through enhanced and standardised monitoring and inspection mechanisms on infectious diseases (TB, HIV and HCV).

The project will map infectious diseases in prisons and current monitoring practices for prisoners’ health and human rights in Greece, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Ireland, as well as existing regional and international public health and human rights standards relating to infectious diseases in prisons.

EU logoThis project is co-funded by the European Union under the Criminal Justice Programme.The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of the project and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission.

Launch: Monitoring of HIV, TB and HCV in prison in Ireland (report) 23rd June 2016

IPRT launched a new report on ‘Improving Prison Conditions by Strengthening the Monitoring of HIV, HCV, TB and Harm Reduction in Ireland’ on Thursday 23rd June 2016 in the Wood Quay Venue, Dublin 8. Read more

Monitoring of HIV, HCV, TB in Prison: National Report on Ireland 23rd June 2016

'Improving Prison Conditions by Strengthening the Monitoring of HIV, HCV, TB and Harm Reduction' - Mapping Report for Ireland Read more

Harm Reduction International: New Report and Monitoring Tool 10th February 2016

New Report and Monitoring Tool: HIV, HCV, TB and Harm Reduction in Prisons Read more

Project details: Improving Prison Conditions by Strengthening Infectious Disease Monitoring 8th April 2015

“Improving Prison Conditions by Strengthening Infectious Disease Monitoring” is an EU co-funded project, led by Harm Reduction International with partners in seven European countries, aimed at addressing this important gap in prison monitoring practices. Read more

Invitation to Tender: Strengthening Infectious Disease Monitoring 27th March 2015

IPRT is currently inviting tenders for a research project on 'Improving Prison Conditions by Strengthening Infectious Disease Monitoring'. Read more