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  1. Content type: Research Article

    This article critically explores the implementation and evaluation of a project designed, delivered and evaluated by frontline staff to improve prison responses to prisoner suicide and self-harm. We begin by e...

    Authors: Paul Biddle, Wendy Dyer, Richard Hand and Charlitta Strinati

    Citation: Health & Justice 2018 6:22

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  2. Content type: Research Article

    In an effort to reduce the increasing number of persons with mental illness (PMI) experiencing incarceration, co-responding police-mental health teams are being utilized as a way to divert PMI from the crimina...

    Authors: Katie Bailey, Staci Rising Paquet, Bradley R. Ray, Eric Grommon, Evan M. Lowder and Emily Sightes

    Citation: Health & Justice 2018 6:21

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  3. Content type: Study Protocol

    Substance misuse, including problematic drug and alcohol use, are significant issues in society that can have multiple detrimental effects. Many people access support for their substance misuse during prison s...

    Authors: Sarah Elison-Davies, Glyn Davies, Jonathan Ward, Stephanie Dugdale, Samantha Weston, Andrew Jones, Michelle Brides and John Weekes

    Citation: Health & Justice 2018 6:20

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  4. Content type: Research Article

    Histories of self-harm and suicide attempts are common among people in prison in Australia, and substance dependence is an established risk factor for these lifetime experiences. We describe the prevalence of ...

    Authors: Ashleigh C. Stewart, Reece Cossar, Paul Dietze, Gregory Armstrong, Michael Curtis, Stuart A. Kinner, James R. P. Ogloff, Amy Kirwan and Mark Stoové

    Citation: Health & Justice 2018 6:19

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  5. Content type: Research Article

    The consequences of substance use disorders (SUDs) are varied and broad, affecting many sectors of society and the economy. Economic evaluation translates these consequences into dollars to examine the net eco...

    Authors: Kathryn E. McCollister, Xuan Yang, Sean M. Murphy, Jared A. Leff, Richard A. Kronmal, Heidi M. Crane, Redonna K. Chandler, Faye S. Taxman, Daniel J. Feaster, Lisa R. Metsch, William E. Cunningham, Frederick L. Altice and Bruce R. Schackman

    Citation: Health & Justice 2018 6:17

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  6. Content type: Research Article

    Prisoners are at increased risk of self-harm and when either intent is expressed, or an act of self-harm carried out, prisoners in the UK are subject to self-harm/suicide monitoring (referred to as “open ACCT”...

    Authors: Mike C. Horton, Wendy Dyer, Alan Tennant and Nat M. J. Wright

    Citation: Health & Justice 2018 6:18

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  7. Content type: Research Article

    Incarceration disproportionately affects people living with HIV/AIDS. When people are released from jail or prison, they face multiple barriers to HIV care, and those who do engage in care may have suboptimal ...

    Authors: Mariya I. Masyukova, David B. Hanna and Aaron D. Fox

    Citation: Health & Justice 2018 6:16

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  8. Content type: Research Article

    There has long been concern about the number of people who die in custody in England and Wales, particularly in prisons or police stations. The concern is obviously heightened when people die either at their o...

    Authors: Jake Phillips, Nicola Padfield and Loraine Gelsthorpe

    Citation: Health & Justice 2018 6:14

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  9. Content type: Short report

    Suicide is the leading cause of death in prisons worldwide. Improved understanding of the factors associated with suicide is necessary to inform targeted suicide prevention and interventions. Here we aim to (a...

    Authors: Amanda Butler, Jesse T. Young, Stuart A. Kinner and Rohan Borschmann

    Citation: Health & Justice 2018 6:13

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  10. Content type: Research Article

    Youth under juvenile justice (JJ) supervision are at high-risk of adverse outcomes from substance use, making prevention important. Few studies have examined prevention-related attitudes of JJ employees, yet s...

    Authors: Jessica M. Sales, Gail Wasserman, Katherine S. Elkington, Wayne Lehman, Sheena Gardner, Larkin McReynolds, Tisha Wiley and Hannah Knudsen

    Citation: Health & Justice 2018 6:12

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  11. Content type: Research Article

    The Bureau of Justice Statistics’ Deaths in Custody Reporting Program is the primary source for jail suicide research, though the data is restricted from general dissemination. This study is the first to exami...

    Authors: Amanda L. Thomas, Jacqueline Scott and Jeff Mellow

    Citation: Health & Justice 2018 6:11

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  12. Content type: Study Protocol

    The link between substance use and involvement in the juvenile justice system has been well established. Justice-involved youth tend to have higher rates of drug use than their non-offending peers. At the same...

    Authors: Jacqueline Horan Fisher, Jennifer E. Becan, Philip W. Harris, Alexis Nager, Connie Baird-Thomas, Aaron Hogue, John P. Bartkowski and Tisha Wiley

    Citation: Health & Justice 2018 6:10

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  13. Content type: Research Article

    Young people who engage in multiple risk behaviour (high-risk young people) such as substance abuse, antisocial behaviour, low engagement in education and employment, self-harm or suicide ideation are more lik...

    Authors: Alice Knight, Myfanwy Maple, Anthony Shakeshaft, Bernie Shakehsaft and Tania Pearce

    Citation: Health & Justice 2018 6:8

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  14. Content type: Study Protocol

    This paper describes the means by which a United States National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)-funded cooperative, Juvenile Justice-Translational Research on Interventions for Adolescents in the Legal System ...

    Authors: Jennifer E. Becan, John P. Bartkowski, Danica K. Knight, Tisha R. A. Wiley, Ralph DiClemente, Lori Ducharme, Wayne N. Welsh, Diana Bowser, Kathryn McCollister, Matthew Hiller, Anne C. Spaulding, Patrick M. Flynn, Andrea Swartzendruber, Megan F. Dickson, Jacqueline Horan Fisher and Gregory A. Aarons

    Citation: Health & Justice 2018 6:9

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  15. Content type: Research Article

    Women in the criminal justice (CJ) system experience complex and comorbid medical, psychiatric, and substance use disorders, which often contribute to CJ involvement. To identify intersections between CJ and h...

    Authors: Camila D. Odio, Megan Carroll, Susan Glass, Ashley Bauman, Faye S. Taxman and Jaimie P. Meyer

    Citation: Health & Justice 2018 6:7

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  16. Content type: Research Article

    Adults on probation are at greater risk of both using substances and having a mental disorder compared to the general population. Several theories explain the relationship between substance use and poor mental...

    Authors: Matthew E. Rossheim, Melvin D. Livingston, Jennifer A. Lerch, Faye S. Taxman and Scott T. Walters

    Citation: Health & Justice 2018 6:6

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  17. Content type: Correction

    Upon publication of the original article (Munro et al., 2017), the authors noticed the following errors.

    Authors: Alice Munro, Anthony Shakeshaft and Anton Clifford

    Citation: Health & Justice 2018 6:5

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    The original article was published in Health & Justice 2017 5:12

  18. Content type: Research Article

    The paper presents a systematic review and metasynthesis of findings from qualitative evaluations of community reentry programs. The programs sought to engage recently released adult prison inmates with either...

    Authors: Sacha Kendall, Sarah Redshaw, Stephen Ward, Sarah Wayland and Elizabeth Sullivan

    Citation: Health & Justice 2018 6:4

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  19. Content type: Research Article

    The number of older adults in the criminal justice system is rapidly increasing. While this population is thought to experience an early onset of aging-related health conditions (“accelerated aging”), studies ...

    Authors: Meredith Greene, Cyrus Ahalt, Irena Stijacic-Cenzer, Lia Metzger and Brie Williams

    Citation: Health & Justice 2018 6:3

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  20. Content type: Research Article

    There are no population statistics collected on a routine basis on the children of prisoners in Australia. Accordingly, their potential vulnerability to adverse outcomes remains unclear. This study draws on li...

    Authors: Caitlin McMillen Dowell, Gloria C. Mejia, David B. Preen and Leonie Segal

    Citation: Health & Justice 2018 6:2

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  21. Content type: Research Article

    Dual substance dependence and psychiatric and psychological morbidities are overrepresented in prison populations and associated with reoffending. In the context of an increasing prison population in Australia...

    Authors: Reece Cossar, Mark Stoové, Stuart A. Kinner, Paul Dietze, Campbell Aitken, Michael Curtis, Amy Kirwan and James R. P. Ogloff

    Citation: Health & Justice 2018 6:1

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  22. Content type: Research Article

    Despite elevations in risks associated with self-injurious behavior among community adolescents, the degree to which these features are associated with self-injury among incarcerated youth has rarely been exam...

    Authors: Larkin Street McReynolds, Gail Wasserman and Elise Ozbardakci

    Citation: Health & Justice 2017 5:13

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  23. Content type: Study Protocol

    Given the well-established evidence of disproportionately high rates of substance-related morbidity and mortality after release from incarceration for Indigenous Australians, access to comprehensive, effective...

    Authors: Alice Munro, Anthony Shakeshaft and Anton Clifford

    Citation: Health & Justice 2017 5:12

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Health & Justice 2018 6:5

  24. Content type: Short report

    The large and growing number of probationers with mental illnesses pose significant challenges to the probationer officers who supervise them. Stigma towards mental illnesses among probation officers is largel...

    Authors: Nikhil Tomar, Marilyn A. Ghezzi, Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, Amy Blank Wilson, Tonya B. Van Deinse, Stacey Burgin and Gary S. Cuddeback

    Citation: Health & Justice 2017 5:11

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  25. Content type: Research Article

    Incarcerated populations are disproportionately burdened by hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The introduction of highly-effective, direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment has potential to substantially reduc...

    Authors: Karli R. Hochstatter, Lauren J. Stockman, Ryan Holzmacher, James Greer, David W. Seal, Quinton A. Taylor, Emma K. Gill and Ryan P. Westergaard

    Citation: Health & Justice 2017 5:10

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  26. Content type: Research Article

    The purpose of this study is to apply Andersen’s Behavioral Model of Health Service Use to men’s prisons to assess the direct and indirect effects of inmate predisposing characteristics through multiple types ...

    Authors: Kathryn M. Nowotny

    Citation: Health & Justice 2017 5:9

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  27. Content type: Research Article

    While most people living with HIV who are incarcerated in United States receive appropriate HIV care while they are in prison, interruptions in antiretroviral therapy and virologic failure are extremely common...

    Authors: Rebecca Kemnitz, Theresa C. Kuehl, Karli R. Hochstatter, Emily Barker, Anna Corey, Elizabeth A. Jacobs, Michael D. Repplinger, William J. Ehlenbach, David W. Seal, James M. Sosman and Ryan P. Westergaard

    Citation: Health & Justice 2017 5:7

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  28. Content type: Research Article

    Patients with a serious mental illness often receive care that is fragmented due to reduced availability of or access to resources, and inadequate, discontinuous, and uncoordinated care across health, social s...

    Authors: Erin Falconer, Tal El-Hay, Dimitris Alevras, John P Docherty, Chen Yanover, Alan Kalton, Yaara Goldschmidt and Michal Rosen-Zvi

    Citation: Health & Justice 2017 5:4

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  29. Content type: Research Article

    The acceptability, feasibility and effectiveness of web-based interventions among criminal justice involved populations are understudied. This study is a secondary analysis of baseline characteristics associat...

    Authors: J. D. Lee, B. Tofighi, R. McDonald, A. Campbell, M. C. Hu and E. Nunes

    Citation: Health & Justice 2017 5:3

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  30. Content type: Editorial

    Though the full implications of a Trump presidency for ongoing health care and criminal justice reform efforts remain uncertain, whatever policy changes are made will be particularly salient for the South, whi...

    Authors: Nickolas D. Zaller, David H. Cloud, Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, Sarah Martino, Benjamin Bouvier and Brad Brockmann

    Citation: Health & Justice 2017 5:2

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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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