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Needle exchange at the Hume virus farm?

By johnboy 19 May 2010 24

The ABC has a lengthy story on a reported transmission of hepatitis C at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (aka The Prison).

With infection rates out there running at 65% the real surprise is that it’s taken this long.

It has, however, prompted calls for a needle exchange at the prison the reduce the spread of disease amongst the injecting recreational drug users at the facility.

Simon Corbell, with all the resolve we have come to expect from him, is promising a review of the issue later in the year.

Now yes, it would be nice if we could keep drugs and needles out of the prison. But with that horse long ago bolted, is anyone actually opposed to an exchange for any rational reason any more?

I understand the guards don’t like needles, but I’d prefer to get stuck by a nice clean new one than some ground down stump that’s been in the arm of every junky in the facility.

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fgzk 9:45 am 21 May 10

I’m heartened by peoples opinions that you can actually stop drugs. It would seem that contrary to all the evidence of the past 50 years some of you still believe you can control drugs through punitive measures. No wonder some of you get so frustrated by the issue. Its like you think there is some alternate reality somewhere in the world where drugs don’t exists. Where drug users stop using. Some of you even think AMC might one day be drug free. Sorry it will never happen like that. I wish you the best with beating the junkies into submition. Bloodied knuckles all round.

I agree with junkie whore. Less harm means, less tax money and less corruption.

“This is a non-issue. Clean up prison corruption” You do know the prison is full of criminals.

gospeedygo 2:53 pm 20 May 10

Its nice to see everything is going swimmingly at the Alexander Maconochie Holiday Camp for Disadvantaged Boys and Girls.

hax 12:43 pm 20 May 10

I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have much luck getting onto a plane with drugs. WTF

Next issue will be that the actual drugs getting into prison are also potentially unsafe, and so the ACT taxpayer should supply free ‘safe’ drugs.
(No, seriously. How can you supply clean needles, on the premise of safety, for the purpose of injecting god knows what.. drain cleaner for all we know?)

All you’re showing the criminals is, once again, it’s possible to ‘get away with it’. And once released it’s only going get 100x easier.

This is a non-issue. Clean up prison corruption.
Solitary confinement and no ‘presents’ for those with drugs in their system until they’re off the drugs.

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