Adverse effects of US jail and prison policies on the health and well-being of women of color.

@article{Freudenberg2002AdverseEO,
  title={Adverse effects of US jail and prison policies on the health and well-being of women of color.},
  author={Nicholas Freudenberg},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2002},
  volume={92 12},
  pages={
          1895-9
        }
}
In the past few decades, US policies have led to an unprecedented increase in the number of people behind bars. While more men than women are incarcerated, the rate of increase for women has been higher. Evidence of the negative impact of incarceration on the health of women of color suggests strategies to reduce these adverse effects. Correctional policies contribute to disparities in health between White women and women of color, providing a public health rationale for policy change. Specific… CONTINUE READING

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