Title

Invisible, underserved, and diverse: the health of women in prison

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

1-1-2002

NLM Title Abbreviation

Int J Global Health

Journal/Book/Conference Title

International Journal of Global Health

Abstract

In the United States of America, women are the fastest growing segment of the criminal justice system. They are entering the system with far greater physical and mental health problems than men, but with fewer health services. Additionally, within this expanding population of incarcerated women, are disproportionately represented poor women of color with serious health needs. This article: a) uses an ecosocial model to examine and critique the health and healthcare of women in prison, b) examines social structures that influence incarceration and health status, and c) proposes reconsideration of current prison health services and education.

Keywords

Health Status, Prisoners, Socioeconomic Factors, Women's Health, Correctional Health Services, Female, Health Services Needs and Demand, Legislation, Drug, Mental Health, Models, Theoretical

Published Article/Book Citation

International Journal of Global Health, 2:1 (2002) pp.28-42.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/1351