Pioneering prison health scheme credited with reduction in knife attacks
Irish Red Cross programme is seen as a model for peer-to-peer education among prisoners.
A pioneering health programme in Irish prisons has been credited with reducing knife attacks, improving the mental health of inmates and increasing their uptake of potentially life-saving health screening.
Including a variety of initiatives from disease screening to overdose protection, correct hand-washing techniques to litter campaigns, the programme, run by the Irish Red Cross, is seen as a model internationally for peer-to-peer education among prisoners.
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