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Suicide Rate Amongst Male Prisoners Of UK Is Quite High

...that the rate of suicide amongst male prisoners of prisons in UK is much higher than the suicide rates in the... bringing to notice the existing conditions of the prisons in UK. There are around 70 000 men imprisoned in England and Wales, one of the highest proportions ...

Archaic Law Hindering HIV Prevention In Namibian Prisons

...in the way of condom distribution in the country's prisons and hindering HIV prevention efforts, according to HIV/AIDS advocates.// Government officials hold the view that condom distribution would promote sex between men, which is outlawed under the 1977 Criminal Procedures Act. They think, "By giving (pri...

Reforms Required With Regard To Mental Health Facilities

... have committed suicide inside the premises of the prisons since 2002//. The mental health problems of the pr...egard to the lack of mental health facilities. The prisons also suffer from a shortage of mental health staff. A patient has to wait for as long as four to fiv...

An urgent need for prison reforms: California!

...system.// This was revealed by a leading expert on prisons and the psychology of incarceration. "The gover... now know a lot about why people commit crime, but prisons do nothing to address those issues--and may actually make them worse. Our nation's overreliance on i...

U.S Prisons Not To Be Blamed For Spread Of AIDS Epidemic, CDC HIV Study

...evention highlights that very few prisoners in U.S prisons acquire the HIV/AIDS virus// and contradicts the widely held public perception which blames U.S. prisons for spread of the AIDS epidemic. The study for the first time challenges the belief that imprisonm...

Bush Unveils Latest Blueprint for Handling Bird Flu Pandemic

...ak industries such as nursing homes and for-profit prisons would not be able to survive a pandemic in their present form and insurance companies could be irreparably harmed. In the event of an outbreak, employers should substitute teleconferences for face-to-face meetings and adopt liberal leave policies f...

The Australian Medical Association To Focus On Health Of Aborigines

...nous groups. He explained that their proportion in prisons is much higher than their proportion in the community and they have a significant set of problems arising from mental illness, substance abuse, alcohol abuse and chronic diseases that are not being dealt with in the prison system. He explained that...

Afro American Women at a High Risk of HPV and Hence Should Be Vaccinated

...accination clinics, juvenile detention centers and prisons with high populations of African American adolescents and young adults are institutions the authors say should be actively targeted for vaccine delivery. Historically, multi-dose vaccines, such as the HPV vaccine, have been difficult to distribute su...

British Court Rules In Favour of Free Treatment For Prisoners With HIV

...outh African prisoners with HIV that the Westville prisons department// must immediately remove restrictions ...pplication by the prisoners, have said, "All other prisons should take note of this judgment and take similar measures to remove all restrictions to accessing ...

Mahdhani to get ayurvedic treatment in prison

The Tamil Nadu government has directed the state prisons department to provide ayurvedic treatment to Kerala-based PDP leader and a key accused in the 1998// serial blasts Abdul Nasser Mahdhani in the central prison here. Mahdhani, lodged in the prison after his arrest in March 1998, 45 days after the se...

New Guidelines To Rehabilitate Drug Offenders

...ed that 70 percent of people incarcerated in state prisons and local jails, in Kentucky and elsewhere, have at some point been regular drug users – compared to approximately 9 percent of the general population. Despite these figures, only about 20 percent of incarcerated offenders receive any rehabilitation ...

US calls 'interrogation techniques' national security secrets

...The US government said the prisoners at secret CIA prisons must not be allowed to talk about the interrogatio...n that allowing prisoners who had been held at CIA prisons to have contact with lawyers would jeopardize the secrecy of the interrogation techniques used on th...

Tihar Jail Gets De-Addiction Centre

...ilities at the Tihar Jail//, one of Asia’s biggest prisons having over 13,000 inmates. The centre, which is present in the jail hospital premises, was built at a cost of Rs.17 million. It is the biggest centre of its kind to be started in any jail in the country for treatment, post-treatment care and cou...

Prison Tattoo Project Should Be Restored: AIDS Activist

...vision. Such tattoo parlors were instituted at six prisons for a one-year period which ended in September 2006....

Now Prisoners To Promote Awareness On Aids

...tached to the Kerala State Aids Control Society in prisons in Kerala. "This idea was mooted after we felt that the best way to carry the message of HIV AIDS both inside and outside the jail was through the talented prisoners," said PSU director S.K. Harikumar. Selection of these prisoners was based on t...

The Search for Organ Donors

...mission rates of blood borne viruses in Australian prisons mean many organizations, such as the Australian Red Cross, exclude prisoners as donors. The Medical Journal of Australia is a publication of the Australian Medical Association. Source-AA SRI...

Rapid Spread of TB Among Prisoners Causes Concern

... This highly contagious disease is more rampant in prisons than in the public. "This is often due to overcr.... Tuberculosis has been fought vigorously in the prisons of Caucasus, Central Asia and Africa since several years, but of late there has been an increase in ...

African Americans Tend to Suffer More from Drug Abuse

... to prison. The U.S. has 260,000 people in state prisons on non-violent drug charges; 183,200 (more than 70...Black or Latino. New York itself is home to two prisons housing female inmates, Taconic and Bedford. Forty-eight percent of the women in Taconic are there f...

TB Cases, Deaths Decline in Yemen Because of Awareness Programs

...of the private sector, military hospitals, central prisons and nongovernmental organizations in TB treatment, he added. Further, the TB control program runs awareness programs about the disease on seven local radio stations and on television, according to IRIN News. "We distribute posters among patients a...

Bill Passed Directing Prisons To Provide Inmates With HIV Testing, Treatment

...oduced a bill (HR 1943) that would require federal prisons to provide inmates with HIV tests at the beginning...at reports. The bill also would require federal prisons to provide inmates with HIV/AIDS counseling, and inmates who test positive would receive access to c...

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