Publications & Resources

Together with national and international partners, UNODC supports countries in their efforts towards ending AIDS epidemic among people in prison by 2030. We have developed informative material aiming not only to raise awareness of the issues but to build technical assistance. Some of our publications and resources are presented below.

WHO - Interim Guidance 15 March 2020 - Preparedness, prevention and control of COVID-19 in prisons and other places of detention 

English | Arabic | Russian 

United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (the Nelson Mandela Rules) 

Arabic | Chinese | English 

French | Russian | Spanish

United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-custodial Measures for Women Offenders (the Bangkok Rules) 

Arabic | Chinese | English 

French | Russian | Spanish

Technical Guide. Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in Prisons

English (official) | Farsi | Arabic

Factsheet. HIV in Prisons

English

Technical brief - 2020 Update. HIV prevention, treatment, care and support in prisons and other closed settings: a comprehensive package of interventions

English (official) | Farsi | Arabic | Russian | French | Spanish

Training Manual for Law Enforcement Officials on HIV Service Provision for People Who Inject Drugs 

English

 

 

Prisons and Health

English | Russian

 

 

HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care, Treatment, and Support in Prison Settings. A Framework for an Effective National Response  

 
 
 

HIV and AIDS in Places of Detention: A Toolkit for Policymakers, Programme Managers, Prison Officers and Health Care Providers in Prison Settings 

 
 
 

Technical Paper. HIV Testing and Counselling in Prisons and Other Closed Settings

 
 
 
 
 

Policy Brief. HIV Testing and Counselling in Prisons and Other Closed Settings 

 
 
 

 HIV in Prisons: Situation and Needs Assessment Toolkit

 English

 

 

 

 

Women and HIV in Prison Settings 

 English | Spanish | Russian | Arabic 
 

 Checklist. Women's Health in Prison

 
 
 
 
 
 

 Policy Brief. Reduction of HIV Transmission in Prisons 

 
 
 

Evidence for Action Technical Papers - Interventions to Address HIV in Prisons

Drug Dependence Treatments English | Russian Needle and Syringe Programmes and Decontamination Strategies English | Russian HIV Care, Treatment and Support English | Russian Prevention of Sexual Transmission 
 

Protocol on Assessing Drug Use and HIV in Prison Settings

Women's Health in Prison: Correcting Gender Inequity in Prison Health 

 
 
 
 
 

Opioid Substitution Treatment in Custodial Settings. A Practical Guide

 
 
 

A Handbook for Starting and Managing Needle and Syringe Programmes in Prisons and other Closed Settings

 
 
 
 

HIV and Prisons in Sub-Saharan Africa: Opportunity for Action

 
 
 

Compendium of UN Norms

 
 
 
 
 
 

Manual of Environmental Interventions for Tuberculosis Control in Prisons

From Coercion to Cohesion: Treating Drug Dependence Through Health Care, not Punishment

 
 
 
 

Guidance Notes. Services for People in Prisons and Other Closed Settings

 
 
 

Drug Dependence Treatment: Interventions for Drug Users in Prison 

 
 
 
 
 

The Madrid Recommendation

 
 
 

Good Governance for Prison Health in the 21st Century - A Policy Brief on the Organization of Prison Health

 
 
 
 

African Declaration of Commitment for HIV and AIDS Prevention Care, Treatment and Support in Prisons in Africa

 
 
 

COVID-19 Prevention and Control Among People Living and Working in Prison