A needle-and-syringe program is a health service for prisoners that must be run solely by the health care staff, not by correctional officers.
The logistics of maintaining prisoners’ confidentiality in the context of a supervised injection site are hard to fathom, when trust and confidentiality simply do not exist within the current prison environment. Photograph courtesy of Unsplash
Drumheller Institution, a federal prison in Alberta, is reportedly getting a supervised drug-injection site this month. That would make it the first federal prison to house such a service.
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