Conference Proceedings

The health of women and girls released from prison findings from Australia and internationally

E Janca

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2020

Abstract

Abstract Women and girls involved in the criminal justice system experience a higher burden of morbidity than their justice-involved male counterparts and women in the general population. In addition, women with a history of incarceration are more likely than men with a history of incarceration to be exposed to poor social and health circumstances. While both justice-involved men and women have an increased risk of death compared to their counterparts in the general population, justice-involved women experience a greater elevation in risk. Understanding and addressing the health and social needs of women leaving prison is critically important to address high rates of preventab..

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