NEW! Stover, H.,Tarján, A., Horváth, G. (2019) European Mapping of harm reduction interventions in prisons.Report

Prisons and Health, WHO, 2014

Health in prisons - A WHO guide to the essentials in prison health, WHO 2007

Risk reduction for drug users in prisons - Russian version

Risk reduction for drug users in prisons - Slovenian version

Risk reduction for drug users in prisons - Estonian version

Risk reduction for drug users in prisons - German version (2017 edition)

Stover, H., Teltzrow, R. (2017). Drug-treatment systems in prisons in eastern and south-east Europe, Council of Europe.

Prevention of acute drug-related mortality in prison populations during the immediate post-release period, WHO, 2010

UNODC, WHO. HIV testing and counselling in prisons and other closed settings. Policy brief. New York, United Nations, 2009.
This policy statement provides guidance to countries and prison systems about how HIV testing and counselling should be made available in prisons.

UNODC, WHO, UNAIDS. HIV in places of detention. A toolkit for policymakers, programme managers, prison officers and health care providers in prison settings. New York, United Nations, 2008.
This toolkit aims to provide information and guidance primarily to individuals and institutions with responsibilities for prisons and prisoners.

UNODC, WHO, UNAIDS. HIV/AIDS prevention, care, treatment, and support in prison settings: A framework for an effective national response. New York, United Nations, 2006.
This document provides a framework for mounting an effective national response to HIV in prisons, based on the evidence reviewed in the Evidence for Action Technical Paper and on accepted international standards and guidelines.

WHO, UNODC, UNAIDS Evidence for Action Technical Papers - Interventions to address HIV in prison: Needle and Syringe Programmes and decontamination strategies.

Women’s health in prison: Action guidance and checklists to review current policies and practices
version in English and Russian

The Madrid Recommendation: Health protection in prisons as an essential part of public health
version in four languages: English, French, German and Russian.

Trautmann F, Barendregt C. The European peer support manual: peer support as a method for AIDS prevention in injecting drug user communities. Utrecht: NIAD; 1994.

UNODC Treatnet network “Drug Dependence Treatment. Interventions for Drug Users in Prison”

WHO, Evidence for Action Technical Papers - Effectiveness of Interventions to Manage HIV in Prisons – Provision of condoms and other measures to decrease sexual Transmission, WHO 2007

Santos et al. Manual of Environmental Interventions for Tuberculosis Control in Prisons, Global Fund TB Project - Brazil, 2012

Elger et al., Emerging Issues in Prison Health, Hepatitis C Viral Infection in Prisons, Geert Robaeys, Amber Arain, Heino Stöver, 2013

Safer injecting and safe injecting material - this is manual produced by the American Harm Reduction Coalition

EuroMethwork Methadone Guidelines
version in five languages: English, French, Spanish, German and Russian.

Council Recommendation of 18 June 2003 on the prevention and reduction of health-related harm associated with drug dependence (.PDF format)

Dublin Declaration on HIV/AIDS in Prison in Europe and Central Asia  (.PDF format)

CPT (Committee on Prevention of Torture) Standards (.PDF format)