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China to phase out prisoner organ donation

(AP) -- China will abolish the transplanting of organs from executed prisoners within five years and try to spur more citizens to donate, a top health official says.

HIV & AIDS

Give needles, condoms to inmates to curb HIV, experts urge

Giving inmates drug substitution treatment, needles and condoms are key ways to help curb addiction and HIV infection in European jails, experts say, calling on authorities to change their approach to prison health care.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Treatment of mental illness lowers arrest rates, saves money

Research from North Carolina State University, the Research Triangle Institute (RTI) and the University of South Florida shows that outpatient treatment of mental illness significantly reduces arrest rates for people with ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study tallies huge cost of hepatitis C drugs for RI prisons

A new study finds that effective new hepatitis C drugs are so expensive the state of Rhode Island would have to spend almost twice its entire prison health budget to treat all its chronically infected inmates. Even providing ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

After committing a crime, guilt and shame predict re-offense

Within three years of being released from jail, two out of every three inmates in the US wind up behind bars again—a problem that contributes to the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world. New research suggests ...

Health

Britain to ban smoking in prisons (Update)

Britain said Friday it was looking at banning smoking in prisons, despite fears of a backlash from prisoners who claim a cigarette is one of the few joys of life behind bars.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Up to one in four female prisoners in England and Wales self-harm

Led by Dr Seena Fazel and Professor Keith Hawton from the University of Oxford in the UK, the study examined the prevalence of self-harm in all prisoners in England and Wales between 2004 and 2009—a total of 139 195 incidents ...

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