Journal article

Young prisoners: an important group for health research?

Kate van Dooren, Stuart A Kinner, Tony Butler

Journal of Correctional Health Care | Published : 2010

Abstract

This study contrasted the health of young prisoners (18 to 24 years) with that of adult (25 to 40 years) and older adult (older than 40 years) prisoners. Young prisoners reported good physical health but poor educational and employment histories, involvement in the juvenile justice system, and a high prevalence of substance misuse. Young prisoners represent an important group for research aiming to improve prisoner health.