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Tattoo parlours to open in Canadian prisons

Corrections Canada is planning to set up tattoo parlours in six federal prisons this year. Health officials hope the parlours will reduce the spread of infectious diseases, including hepatitis C.

Dr. Francoise Bouchard, the director general of health services for Corrections Canada, talked about the pilot project at a hepatitis C conference in Vancouver. One study, she says, shows more than a quarter of all federal inmates have hepatitis C.

Read the original article at: CBC News

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