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  1. Content type: Study Protocol

    A smoking ban was implemented across all prisons in Queensland, Australia, in May 2014, with the aim of improving the health of prisoners and prison staff. However, relapse to smoking after release from prison...

    Authors: Cheneal Puljević, Stuart A. Kinner and Dominique de Andrade

    Citation: Health & Justice 2017 5:1

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  2. Content type: Research Article

    The over-representation of Indigenous Australians in custody is well documented, yet little is known about whether the health and social needs of Indigenous prisoners are met in correctional facilities. This s...

    Authors: Stephane M. Shepherd, James R. P. Ogloff and Stuart D. M. Thomas

    Citation: Health & Justice 2016 4:13

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  3. Content type: Research Article

    Studies of healthcare service use often rely on self-reported data, especially in disadvantaged populations. Despite this, the reliability of self-reported healthcare service use is often questioned and routin...

    Authors: Megan Carroll, Georgina Sutherland, Anna Kemp-Casey and Stuart A. Kinner

    Citation: Health & Justice 2016 4:11

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  4. Content type: Research Article

    Drug-using offenders with co-occurring mental health problems are common in the criminal justice system. A combination of drug use and mental health problems makes people more likely to be arrested for crimina...

    Authors: Rebecca Woodhouse, Matthew Neilson, Marrissa Martyn-St James, Julie Glanville, Catherine Hewitt and Amanda E. Perry

    Citation: Health & Justice 2016 4:10

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  5. Content type: Research Article

    Social capital has been shown to be a valuable resource for improving health outcomes. However, it has received little attention in the prison setting. Dimensions of social capital in mainstream society are li...

    Authors: Lise Lafferty, Carla Treloar, Tony Butler, Jill Guthrie and Georgina M. Chambers

    Citation: Health & Justice 2016 4:9

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  6. Content type: Short report

    Indigenous children in Australia are more likely than non-Indigenous children to be in contact with the child safety system. A large number of Queensland’s Indigenous population live in remote and isolated com...

    Authors: Katrina Bird, Michelle S. Fitts and Alan R. Clough

    Citation: Health & Justice 2016 4:8

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  7. Content type: Research Article

    In recent years, jurisdictions have recognized the strain placed on limited existing resources by criminal offenders with mental illness who frequently cycle through local jail facilities. In response, many lo...

    Authors: Jeff Bouffard, Elizabeth Berger and Gaylene S. Armstrong

    Citation: Health & Justice 2016 4:7

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  8. Content type: Research Article

    Studies have found that antipsychotics and antidepressants are associated with weight gain and obesity, particularly among women and some minority groups. Incarcerated populations (also referred to as offender...

    Authors: Madison L. Gates, Thad Wilkins, Elizabeth Ferguson, Veronica Walker, Robert K. Bradford and Wonsuk Yoo

    Citation: Health & Justice 2016 4:6

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  9. Content type: Research article

    International frameworks supported by national principles in Australia stipulate that prisoners should be provided with health services equivalent to those provided in the general community. However, a number ...

    Authors: Jessica Olds, Rachel Reilly, Paul Yerrell, Janet Stajic, Jasmine Micklem, Kim Morey and Alex Brown

    Citation: Health & Justice 2016 4:5

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  10. Content type: Research Article

    There were approximately 34,000 prisoners incarcerated in Australian correctional centres as of 2014. The most common offence type for these prisoners was ‘acts intended to cause injury’, comprising 18 % of th...

    Authors: Bronwyn Honorato, Nerina Caltabiano and Alan R. Clough

    Citation: Health & Justice 2016 4:3

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  11. Content type: Research Article

    People involved in the justice system are at 2.5 times the risk of HIV infection compared to the general population, which is further complicated by substance abuse. The purpose of this study was to evaluate ...

    Authors: Stephanie A. Spohr, Sumihiro Suzuki, Brittany Marshall, Faye S. Taxman and Scott T. Walters

    Citation: Health & Justice 2016 4:2

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  12. Content type: Research Article

    A number of studies reveal a strong linkage between SC use and avoiding positiveurine creens. Despite this work and given the high rates of criminal justice supervision among Black men in the U.S., little is k...

    Authors: Joseph B. Richardson, Christopher St. Vil, Eric Wish and Carnell Cooper

    Citation: Health & Justice 2016 4:1

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  13. Content type: Research Article

    Re-entry community health workers (CHWs) are individuals who connect diverse community residents at risk for chronic health issues such as Hepatitis C virus and cardiovascular disease with post-prison healthca...

    Authors: Precious Bedell, John L. Wilson, Ann Marie White and Diane S. Morse

    Citation: Health & Justice 2015 3:19

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  14. Content type: Research article

    This paper examines how family and social relations facilitate and inhibit adherence to antiretroviraltherapy (ART) for people living with HIV (PLH) who have underlying substance use disorders and are transiti...

    Authors: Julia Rozanova, Shan-Estelle Brown, Ambika Bhushan, Ruthanne Marcus and Frederick L. Altice

    Citation: Health & Justice 2015 3:18

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  15. Content type: Research article

    There is limited research and research dissemination on the care of detained persons, often due to barriers to conducting research in correctional settings. Additionally, while concerns exist about the quality...

    Authors: Judith A. Savageau, Warren J. Ferguson and Laura Sefton

    Citation: Health & Justice 2015 3:17

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  16. Content type: Research Article

    Supervised consumption rooms or supervised injection facilities (SIFs) are venues that have reduced the risk of needle sharing and deaths caused by drug overdose among people who inject drugs (PWID). As a resu...

    Authors: Ehsan Jozaghi

    Citation: Health & Justice 2015 3:16

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  17. Content type: Research Article

    Prison entrants commonly have a history of problematic alcohol and other drug (AoD) use. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) Australians are vastly overrepresented in Australian prisons with an ...

    Authors: Michael F Doyle, Tony G Butler, Anthony Shakeshaft, Jill Guthrie, Jo Reekie and Peter W Schofield

    Citation: Health & Justice 2015 3:15

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  18. Content type: Research Article

    Increasing attention has focused on the emotional dysregulation that can result from adverse childhood experiences among those who commit sexually violent crimes. While studies confirm a relationship between c...

    Authors: Stephanie R Ramirez, Elizabeth L Jeglic and Cynthia Calkins

    Citation: Health & Justice 2015 3:14

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  19. Content type: Research Article

    Most women involved in the criminal justice system are not incarcerated, but rather on probation or parole. We examined the receipt of health services and social vulnerability among women on parole or probatio...

    Authors: Jennifer Lorvick, Megan L Comfort, Christopher P Krebs and Alex H Kral

    Citation: Health & Justice 2015 3:13

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  20. Content type: Research Article

    Therapeutic diversion courts seek to address justice-involved participants’ underlying problems leading to their legal system involvement, including substance use disorder, psychiatric illness, and intimate pa...

    Authors: Diane S. Morse, Jennifer Silverstein, Katherine Thomas, Precious Bedel and Catherine Cerulli

    Citation: Health & Justice 2015 3:12

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  21. Content type: Research Article

    The prevalence of HIV among U.S. inmates is much greater than in the general population, creating public health concerns and cost issues for the criminal justice system. The HIV Services and Treatment Implemen...

    Authors: Holly Swan, Matthew L Hiller, Carmen E Albizu-Garcia, Michele Pich, Yvonne Patterson and Daniel J O’Connell

    Citation: Health & Justice 2015 3:11

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Numerous poor health outcomes have been documented in the world’s large and growing population of prisoners and ex-prisoners. Repeat justice involvement and incarceration is normative for ex-prisoners in most ...

    Authors: Emma G Thomas, Matthew J Spittal, Faye S Taxman and Stuart A Kinner

    Citation: Health & Justice 2015 3:10

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  23. Content type: Short report

    Despite the high rates of unintended and complicated pregnancy among women who have spent time in prison, little is known about their use of prescribed contraceptives post-prison release. We used a routinely-c...

    Authors: Georgina Sutherland, Megan Carroll, Nick Lennox and Stuart Kinner

    Citation: Health & Justice 2015 3:8

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Social capital theory encapsulates multidisciplinary principles and is measured across numerous social entities. However, there is a paucity of literature exploring the benefits of social capital for sentenced...

    Authors: Lise Lafferty, Georgina M Chambers, Jill Guthrie and Tony Butler

    Citation: Health & Justice 2015 3:7

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Individuals recently released from prison engage in risky behaviors that predispose them to contracting HIV. Women may be at increased risk in the immediate period post-release, given higher rates of poverty, ...

    Authors: Gefei A Zhu, Nathan Birnbaum, Amy Carroll-Scott, Linda Evans, Lynn E Fiellin and Emily A Wang

    Citation: Health & Justice 2015 3:6

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  26. Content type: Research article

    In the growing field of implementation science, sustainability is a critical component of the implementation process of moving evidence-based treatments to regular practice. This paper is intended to extend ou...

    Authors: Christy A Visher, Yang Yang, Shannon G Mitchell, Yvonne Patterson, Holly Swan and Jennifer Pankow

    Citation: Health & Justice 2015 3:5

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  27. Content type: Short report

    Incarceration rates for people with serious mental illnesses are higher than the general population. However, research has been limited in regards to patterns of incarcerations for patients treated in public m...

    Authors: Allyson Anderson, Silke von Esenwein, Anne Spaulding and Benjamin Druss

    Citation: Health & Justice 2015 3:4

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Studies show that ex-prisoners often experience more health problems than the general population; unfortunately, these issues follow them upon their release from prison. As such, it is possible re-entry rates ...

    Authors: Danielle Wallace, John M Eason and Andrea M Lindsey

    Citation: Health & Justice 2015 3:3

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Based upon therapeutic justice principles, mental health courts use legal leverage to improve access and compliance to treatment for defendants who are mentally ill. Justice-involved women have a higher preval...

    Authors: Catherine L Kothari, Robert Butkiewicz, Emily R Williams, Caron Jacobson, Diane S Morse and Catherine Cerulli

    Citation: Health & Justice 2014 2:12

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The criminal justice system (CJS), specifically prisons and jails, is ideally suited for uniform screening of psychiatric (PD) and substance use disorders (SUDs) among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), who ...

    Authors: Angela Di Paola, Frederick L Altice, Mary Lindsay Powell, Robert L Trestman and Sandra A Springer

    Citation: Health & Justice 2014 2:11

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  31. Content type: Research article

    In 2009, New York reformed its “Rockefeller Drug Laws”, terminating mandatory imprisonment for many drug charges and expanding the availability of treatment alternatives to incarceration. The reforms occurred ...

    Authors: Robert Riggs, Jim Parsons, Qing Wei and Ernest Drucker

    Citation: Health & Justice 2014 2:10

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  32. Content type: Short report

    Chronic behavioral health conditions, such as psychiatric and substance use disorders, affect at least half of all arrestees, with two-thirds suffering from at least one chronic medical disorder. These conditi...

    Authors: Maureen McDonnell, Laura Brookes and Arthur J Lurigio

    Citation: Health & Justice 2014 2:9

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) risk and interpersonal violence are interconnected public health problems facing incarcerated women. Prison may provide an opportune time to conduct HIV prevention activities...

    Authors: Marlanea E Peabody, Adam Choung, Rochelle Rosen, Caroline Kuo, Wendee Wechsberg, Karen Fernandes, Caron Zlotnick and Jennifer Johnson

    Citation: Health & Justice 2014 2:8

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Prisoners are a vulnerable population with higher rates of trauma than community populations. Social support is important for both in–prison adjustment and post-release community re-entry. Loneliness, a relate...

    Authors: Jennifer C Kao, Adam Chuong, Madhavi K Reddy, Robyn L Gobin, Caron Zlotnick and Jennifer E Johnson

    Citation: Health & Justice 2014 2:7

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Healthcare discrimination based on race/ethnicity is associated with decreased healthcare access and utilization among racial/ethnic minority patients. Discrimination based on criminal record may also negative...

    Authors: Joseph W Frank, Emily A Wang, Marcella Nunez-Smith, Hedwig Lee and Megan Comfort

    Citation: Health & Justice 2014 2:6

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  36. Content type: Study protocol

    The world prison population is growing at a rate well in excess of general population growth, with more than 10 million adults currently in custody around the world and around 30 million moving through prison ...

    Authors: Stuart A Kinner, Kate van Dooren, Frances M Boyle, Marie Longo and Nicholas Lennox

    Citation: Health & Justice 2014 2:4

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  37. Content type: Study protocol

    The Organizational Process Improvement Intervention (OPII), conducted by the NIDA-funded Criminal Justice Drug Abuse Treatment Studies consortium of nine research centers, examined an organizational interventi...

    Authors: Michael S Shafer, Michael Prendergast, Gerald Melnick, Lynda A Stein and Wayne N Welsh

    Citation: Health & Justice 2014 2:1

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  38. Content type: Study protocol

    Persons held in correctional facilities are at high risk for HIV infection and their prevalence of HIV is substantially higher than in the general population. Thus, the need for proper surveillance and care of...

    Authors: Steven Belenko, Christy Visher, Michael Copenhaver, Matthew Hiller, Gerald Melnick, Daniel O’Connell, Frank Pearson and Bennett Fletcher

    Citation: Health & Justice 2013 1:8

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  39. Content type: Study protocol

    Moving evidence-based practices (EBPs) from clinical research settings to real world work environments is challenging. Grounded in the work of Proctor and colleagues on “bench-trench” partnerships, quality imp...

    Authors: Faye S Taxman and Danielle S Rudes

    Citation: Health & Justice 2013 1:7

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  40. Content type: Study protocol

    Substance use disorders are highly prevalent in community correctional populations, yet these settings frequently are ill-equipped to identify and refer offenders to community-based treatment services. In part...

    Authors: Peter D Friedmann, Lori J Ducharme, Wayne Welsh, Linda Frisman, Kevin Knight, Timothy Kinlock, Shannon Gwin Mitchell, Elizabeth Hall, Terry Urbine, Michael Gordon, Sami Abdel-Salam, Dan O’Connell, Carmen Albizu-Garcia, Hannah Knudsen, Jamieson Duval, Juliane Fenster…

    Citation: Health & Justice 2013 1:6

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  41. Content type: Study protocol

    Despite a growing pipeline of effective clinical treatments, there remains a persistent research-to-practice gap in drug abuse services. Delivery of effective treatment services is especially lacking in the U....

    Authors: Lori J Ducharme, Redonna K Chandler and Tisha RA Wiley

    Citation: Health & Justice 2013 1:5

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Health & Justice 2014 2:3

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