Druglink article 1990 – HIV and drugs in British prisons by Mike Trace

With up to 20,000 drug misusers imprisoned each year, there is reason to believe that sexual and injection-related HIV spread in British prisons is a serious problem. However, the authorities face strong staff resistance and severe resource problems in providing information about HIV, and are unwilling to supply condoms or syringes. The only long term answer  may be to keep more drug using offenders out of prison.

HIV and drugs in British prisons (PDF)