The UK's already overcrowded prisons face a rapidly escalating public health catastrophe from COVID-19. A number of countries have already started the managed release of prisoners.
Policing of people who use drugs in the UK has had to change rapidly during the COVID-19 crisis. Even in normal times enforcement of criminalisation of people who use drugs is expensive and counterproductive.
In a letter to the Times, Transform joined 23 leading academics & practitioners to call for Government action to protect and enhance key drug services under #COVID19
Our prison system is overcrowded by detaining non-violent drug offenders. Action needs to be taken to minimise the dangers of coronavirus.
The COVID-19 crisis has now left an impact on every aspect of our lives, and we need to ramp up support for people with drug problems for the safety of wider society.
We looked at the Human Rights Watch World Report to analyse how drug policies led to human rights abuses in the past year.
Most drug using behaviours can increase the risks of Covid-19 transmission – whether you are smoking a joint, snorting cocaine, or injecting heroin – but basic precautions can reduce these risks.
The newly released review into the UK's Drug Policy by Dame Carol Black provides a damning picture of drug policy failures.
Transform recently partnered with the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England to host a series of events showcasing the diverse range of work being done around drugs and drug policy in the city.
In September 2019. twenty-five experts met at St George's House to discuss drug policy. The report from that consultation set outs some key principles for reform.