Special Rapporteur on Torture Manfred Nowak warned that overcrowded prisons are allowing the speedy spread of HIV/Helps, creating what he called ‘a global prison crisis,’ the Associated Press reports. During his speech, he ‘urged authorities to see prisoners of the chance of HIV offer and transmission them free of charge condoms, HIV testing and guidance’ and motivated ‘prisons to offer needle and syringe applications, opiate substitution therapies and methadone remedies. ‘We’ve 30 million people that enter and leave prisons each year in the world,’ Nowak said during his speech, according to Deutsche Presse-Agentur/M&C. ‘So that it means it’s not just a prison medical condition, it’s a public health problem’ . ‘Nowak said that, although reliable figures are tricky to find, the prevalence of HIV in prisons is normally higher than in a country’s wider populace,’ the AP adds.The researchers found that on average, addicts loaned their cars for 3 to 4 hours in exchange for drugs, even though some loaned out their cars or higher a weekend overnight. Most addicts reported getting selective, renting and then family friends and users who sold drugs, or to dealers they trusted. Addicts also reported that they thought that renting was a cheaper alternative to cash payments and that it covered them from violence and humiliation at the hands of drug dealers, the researchers said. An interview with Professor Lesley JonesUAB criminologists Heith Copes, Ph.D., and Rod K.