SOC301H5 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Prison Gang, Tennis Ball, Needle Exchange Programme
Soc301 semester 1 lecture 8 & 9 drug use in prison. Injection drug use is a common occurrence internationally and the high rates of injection drug use in. 11% of men admitted to injecting drugs in prison in 1995. 17% of men admitted to injecting drugs in prison in 2007. Overall, there is an increase in drug use injections for both men and women. The research on drug use in canadian prisons is limited. This means that there is a question of data reliability because people who are incarcerated may not want to disclose their use to the system especially because there is a zero tolerance on drug use in the csc. Most users share injection equipment and there has been high rates of hiv (10x higher in prison compared to general population) and hcv (39x higher in prison compared to general population). The cjs does provide drug related interventions or safety procedures like bleaching needles to clean them.