Substitution Treatment in European Prisons

24th November 2004 Cranstoun Drug Services and the European Network on Drugs and Infections Prevention in Prison launched an in-depth report entitled “Substitution Treatment in European Prisons” in the European Parliament on November 24. Focusing on the policies and practices of 18 European countries, the report highlights the obstacles to introducing substitution treatment into prisons…

Help and Protect Prisoners’ Youngsters

31st October 2004 A new association working on behalf of children with imprisoned parents was launched October 31 in Glasgow , Scotland . H.A.P.P.Y. (Help and Protect Prisoners’ Youngsters), an information and support services organization that aims to be a voice for prisoners’ children, was set up by two young women who have experienced the…

Do not punish the children

18th October 2004 The Swedish Prison and Probation Service issued a series of orders on September 15 in response to a Spring 2004 report on prisoners’ children released by the Children’s Ombudsman. The report, entitled “Do not punish the children,” maintained that conditions for children with incarcerated parents in Sweden were unacceptable in many ways…

Initiative launched in the Netherlands

15th October 2004 In mid-October, an initiative was launched in the Netherlands to have volunteers from the Exodus Foundation accompany children on prison visits to imprisoned fathers, as part of an extended visits program operating in four of the nation’s prisons: De Geerhorst, Roermond, Rotterdam and Krimpen a/d IJssel. Approximately seventeen volunteers are now accompanying…

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