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Prisons and Health in the Age of Mass Incarceration

Christopher Uggen & Jason Schnittker & Michael Massoglia

Prisons and Health in the Age of Mass Incarceration

STUDIES CRIME AMD PUBLIC POLICY SERIES

Prisons and Health in the Age of Mass Incarceration

STUDIES CRIME AMD PUBLIC POLICY SERIES: Prisons and Health in the Age of Mass Incarceration

 

Prison and Health in the Age of Mass Incarceration explores how incarceration undermines the health of people currently and formerly in prison. The book uses years of empirical research to show the intricate web of pathways through which mass incarceration also weakens the health and well-being of families, communities, and health care systems. It explores the social and legal forces that have made these connections possible, as well as the implications of the incarceration-health relationship for understanding and reforming about the justice system.


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Beschrijving STUDIES CRIME AMD PUBLIC POLICY SERIES: Prisons and Health in the Age of Mass Incarceration

A comprehensive examination of the connection between mass incarceration and health

In an age when over two million people are incarcerated in the United States alone, the wide-reaching impact of prisons in our society is impossible to deny, and the paradoxical relationship between prisons and health has never been more controversial. Prisons are charged at the same time with being punitive and therapeutic, with denying freedom and administering treatment, with confining and rehabilitating. And they are not living up to the charge.

Prison and Health in the Age of Mass Incarceration examines the connection between prisons and health. Based on a decade of empirical research, this book explores the consequences of incarceration on inmates themselves; on the families they leave behind; on the larger communities to which they return; and, ultimately, on entire health care systems at the state and national level. Jason Schnittker, Michael Massoglia, and Christopher Uggen demonstrate that the relationship between
incarceration and health is sustained by a combination of social, cultural, and legal forces, and by a failure to recognize that prisons are now squarely in the business of providing care. With an eye to the history that led us to this point, the book investigates these connections and shows how prisons undermine
health and well-being.

An evenhanded and comprehensive analysis, this groundbreaking volume demonstrates that the prison system produces unintended and far-reaching consequences for the health of our nation and points the way for a fairer and more effective justice system.


ISBN
9780190603823
Pagina's
216
Verschijnt
Serie
STUDIES CRIME AMD PUBLIC POLICY SERIES
NUR
820
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP USA

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