Harm Reduction International global overview reveals at least 33 countries prescribe the death penalty for drug offences in law and at least 1,320 people were executed for drug-related offences in the last three years.
Much of our female prison population can be traced to state failure and social breakdown. Successive governments have failed to firmly grip the issue of female offending. The Centre for Social Justice has a new 10 point plan.
Traditional substance use prevention has focused on warning or informing about risks or on skills-based interventions. Why not aim to limit unhealthy behaviours by changing the environment in ways which influence people’s choices?