Prisons and health: Partnership for Health in the Criminal Justice System

The Partnership for Health in the Criminal Justice System website provides prison health-related resources supplied by WHO/Europe and partner organizations. It covers prison health information in the fields of: human rights and medical ethics, communicable diseases, noncommunicable diseases, risk factors and prison health management.

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New report provides snapshot of prison health systems across Europe

A new WHO report on health in prisons collates information from 38 European countries to provide a snapshot of prison health systems and services across the WHO European Region.


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Food systems in correctional settings. A literature review and case study

This report summarizes existing research on food systems in correctional settings and provides examples of food programmes in prison and remand facilities, including a case study of food-related innovation in the Danish correctional system.

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Drug use in prison:assessment report

The report presents a review of tools for monitoring illicit drug use in prison populations in Europe.

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WHO/Europe works closely with organizations to promote health and tackle health inequalities in correctional settings. These organizations contribute significantly through information dissemination, networking and good practice sharing.

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