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.
International Journal of Global Health
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Taylor, Janette Y.; Williams, Rachel; and Eliason, M. J.
"Invisible, Underserved, and Diverse: The Health of Women in Prison,"
International Journal of Global Health, 2(1), 28-42.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/ijgh/vol2/iss1/5