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Incarcerating death: Mortality in U.S. state correctional facilities, 1985–1998
Using data from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics and Census Bureau, I estimate death rates of working-age prisoners and nonprisoners by sex and race. Incarceration was more detrimental toExpand
The dose-response of time served in prison on mortality: New York State, 1989-2003.
OBJECTIVES I investigated the differential impact of the dose-response of length of stay on postprison mortality among parolees. METHODS Using 1989-2003 New York State parole administrative dataExpand
The Cat and Mouse Game at the Mexico-U.S. Border: Gendered Patterns and Recent Shifts 1
This paper provides new insights into the process of undocumented border crossing by examining both men and women in the process. We investigate differences in the ways in which men and women makeExpand
Mass imprisonment and the life course revisited: Cumulative years spent imprisoned and marked for working-age black and white men.
Over the last 40 years, imprisonment has become a common stage in the life-course for low-skilled and minority men, with implications not only for inequality among adult men but also for inequalityExpand
Imprisoned by Empathy
The stress process model predicts that current incarceration of a family member should damage the health status of the inmate’s relatives. We address this prediction with data from the NationalExpand
Race, Methodology, and Social Construction in the Genomic Era
DNA segments can be used to distinguish among individuals and populations, but such differentiation of the population is not consistent with any known system of racial classification. In this articleExpand
Estimating Mean Length of Stay in Prison: Methods and Applications
This paper examines various approaches to studying the mean length of stay in prison. The literature contains a wide range of estimates of this quantity. The discrepancies that appear in theseExpand
Hidden Disparities: Decomposing Inequalities in Time Served in California, 1985–2009
While a large literature establishes the racial and ethnic disparities in sentencing, we know comparatively little about the role of race and ethnicity in prison release. Using data from the NationalExpand
Estimating prenatal syphilis and HIV screening rates for commercially insured women.
OBJECTIVE Although routine serologic testing for syphilis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) for all pregnant women is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and manyExpand
Fractures in the Color Line
Studies of social stratification and factors that contribute to inequalities by indices such as race, ethnicity, and gender are core contributions sociologists make to the discipline and to generalExpand