Chapter 6. Injecting in Prisons

  1. Richard Pates BSc, DClinPsy, AFBPsS, CPsychol1,
  2. Andrew McBride MB, ChB, MSc, FRCPsych2 and
  3. Karin Arnold3
  1. David Shewan,
  2. Heino Stöver and
  3. Kate Dolan

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470776339.ch6

Injecting Illicit Drugs

Injecting Illicit Drugs

How to Cite

Shewan, D., Stöver, H. and Dolan, K. (2005) Injecting in Prisons, in Injecting Illicit Drugs (eds R. Pates, A. McBride and K. Arnold), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470776339.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Director of the Community Addictions Unit, Cardiff, UK

  2. 2

    Consultant Psychiatrist, Oxford, UK

  3. 3

    Community Addictions Unit, Cardiff, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 12 JUL 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405113601

Online ISBN: 9780470776339



  • prisons;
  • criminal justice;
  • mental health problems;
  • counselling agencies;
  • infectious diseases


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • What prisons might inherit

  • There are a lot of people in prison

  • Injecting in prison

  • The prison context

  • A short bit of time for theory

  • Theory is all very well and clever, but…

  • In conclusion

  • References