International Conference on Prison and Health

21 October 2004, De Leeuwenhorst, the Netherlands

The main aim of the conference was to review drug related problems and harm reduction in prisons and develop recommendations for international collaboration in this field. The conference programme allowed for a general overview of drugs and prisons and more specific topics regarding the spread of HIV/AIDS and the TB/HIV co-epidemic. Presentations were given on the different areas of harm reduction for drug users in prisons including training programmes, substitution therapy and needle exchange programmes.