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  1. Over the past decade there have been numerous and impassioned calls to reform the practice of solitary confinement in U.S. prisons. This article examines the development, implementation, and processes of a res...

    Authors: Ryan M. Labrecque, Jennifer J. Tostlebe, Bert Useem and David C. Pyrooz
    Citation: Health & Justice 2021 9:23
  2. Justice-involved populations report a higher than average number of pre-incarceration stressful life events. However, few studies have described stressful life events which occur during incarceration, explored...

    Authors: Kelly E. Moore, Shania Siebert, Garrett Brown, Julia Felton and Jennifer E. Johnson
    Citation: Health & Justice 2021 9:22
  3. Mass incarceration has had an undeniable toll on childhood poverty and inequality, however, little is known about the consequences on pediatric health. The purpose of this study was to identify and describe th...

    Authors: Samantha Boch, Emre Sezgin, Donna Ruch, Kelly Kelleher, Deena Chisolm and Simon Lin
    Citation: Health & Justice 2021 9:20
  4. In light of mounting evidence of the physical and psychological harms associated with solitary confinement, many correctional systems, state legislators, courts, and even international human rights bodies are ...

    Authors: Dallas Augustine, Melissa Barragan, Kelsie Chesnut, Natalie A. Pifer, Keramet Reiter and Justin D. Strong
    Citation: Health & Justice 2021 9:21

    The Correction to this article has been published in Health & Justice 2021 9:24

  5. Prisoners complete suicide and self-harm more frequently than members of the community. Sex offenders have been found to be at greater risk of engaging in these behaviours. This study examines the characterist...

    Authors: Mathew Gullotta, David Greenberg, Olayan Albalawi, Armita Adily, Azar Karminia, Lee Knight, Andrew Ellis and Tony Gerard Butler
    Citation: Health & Justice 2021 9:19
  6. Prior studies have documented limited use of medications to treat opioid use disorders (OUD) for people incarcerated within state prisons in the United States. Using the framework of the criminal justice OUD s...

    Authors: Christy K. Scott, Michael L. Dennis, Christine E. Grella, Allison F. Mischel and John Carnevale
    Citation: Health & Justice 2021 9:17
  7. Individuals who are incarcerated have greater healthcare needs than non-justice-involved individuals, yet incarcerated individuals often report substandard care. There are disproportionate numbers of black, in...

    Authors: Lindsey A. Vandergrift and Paul P. Christopher
    Citation: Health & Justice 2021 9:15
  8. Fentanyl and related compounds have recently saturated the illicit drug supply in the United States, leading to unprecedented rates of fatal overdose. Individuals who are incarcerated are particularly vulnerab...

    Authors: Eliana Kaplowitz, Ashley Q. Truong, Alexandria Macmadu, Meghan Peterson, Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, Nathan Potter, Traci C. Green, Jennifer G. Clarke and Josiah D. Rich
    Citation: Health & Justice 2021 9:13
  9. Millions of people pass through U.S. jails annually. Conducting research about these public institutions is critical to understanding on-the-ground policies and practices, especially health care services, affe...

    Authors: Chelsea M. A. Foudray, Camille Kramer, Danielle S. Rudes, Carolyn Sufrin, Eliza Burr and Trisha Parayil
    Citation: Health & Justice 2021 9:12
  10. This study investigates the prisoner and prison-level factors associated with healthcare utilization (HCU) and the dynamic effects of previous HCU and health events. We analyze administrative data collected on...

    Authors: Jacques Spycher, Mark Dusheiko, Pascale Beaupère, Bruno Gravier and Karine Moschetti
    Citation: Health & Justice 2021 9:11
  11. Women on community supervision who inject drugs have significant unmet healthcare needs. However, it remains unclear how the intersection of community supervision and injection drug use influences healthcare e...

    Authors: Ariel Hoadley, Sarah Bauerle Bass, Jesse Brujaha, Paul A. D’Avanzo and Patrick J. Kelly
    Citation: Health & Justice 2021 9:10
  12. Despite evidence that treatment reduces addiction-related harms, including crime and overdose, only a minority of addiction-affected individuals receive it. Linking individuals who committed an addiction-relat...

    Authors: Aleksandra E. Zgierska, Veronica M. White, Joseph Balles, Cory Nelson, Jason Freedman, Thao H. Nguyen and Sarah C. Johnson
    Citation: Health & Justice 2021 9:9
  13. Young people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) can face significant challenges in their lives, including overrepresentation in the justice system from a young age. Police questioning and court procee...

    Authors: Rebecca Anne Pedruzzi, Olivia Hamilton, Helena H. A. Hodgson, Elizabeth Connor, Elvira Johnson and James Fitzpatrick
    Citation: Health & Justice 2021 9:8
  14. People in the criminal justice system have complex needs but often do not make use of services outside of prison, in many cases due to poorly joined up working between health and criminal justice services. The...

    Authors: Charlotte Lennox, Rachel Stevenson, Christabel Owens, Richard Byng, Sarah L. Brand, Mike Maguire, Graham Durcan, Caroline Stevenson, Jenny Shaw and Cath Quinn
    Citation: Health & Justice 2021 9:6
  15. In the United States, foreign-born persons often have better health outcomes than their native-born peers, despite exposure to adversity. Nevertheless, it is unclear whether this pattern extends to the consequ...

    Authors: Julie L. Kuper and Jillian J. Turanovic
    Citation: Health & Justice 2021 9:5

    The Correction to this article has been published in Health & Justice 2021 9:7

  16. Despite a growing body of empirical support for the effectiveness of extended-release naltrexone (XR-NTX) to reduce opioid relapse among people with opioid use disorder (OUD) transitioning from a correctional ...

    Authors: Michele Staton, Hannah K. Knudsen, Sharon L. Walsh, Carrie Oser, Erika Pike and Michelle Lofwall
    Citation: Health & Justice 2021 9:4
  17. Universal school-based prevention programs for alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use are typically designed for all students within a particular school setting. However, it is unclear whether such broad-based p...

    Authors: Christopher Williams, Kenneth W. Griffin, Ruchi K. Mehta and Gilbert J. Botvin
    Citation: Health & Justice 2021 9:3
  18. Individuals with mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders often rapidly cycle through the justice system with multiple arrests. Therefore, is it imperative to examine the prevalence of mental he...

    Authors: Lauren A. Magee, J. Dennis Fortenberry, Marc Rosenman, Matthew C. Aalsma, Sami Gharbi and Sarah E. Wiehe
    Citation: Health & Justice 2021 9:2
  19. Sex trafficking is a public health and social justice issue that has traditionally been addressed with criminal justice solutions. Because many sex trafficking survivors are incarcerated for crimes related to ...

    Authors: Mekeila C. Cook, Ryan D. Talbert and Breanna Thomas
    Citation: Health & Justice 2021 9:1

    The Correction to this article has been published in Health & Justice 2022 10:17

  20. COVID-19 has entered United States prison systems at alarming rates. Disparities in social and structural determinants of health disproportionately affect those experiencing incarceration, making them more vul...

    Authors: Katherine Lemasters, Erin McCauley, Kathryn Nowotny and Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein
    Citation: Health & Justice 2020 8:24
  21. Women with a history of incarceration are often engaged in highly gendered work, either sex work or low-wage care/service work jobs. While employment is an important element of reentry plans, low-wage jobs may...

    Authors: Sage J. Kim and Caryn Peterson
    Citation: Health & Justice 2020 8:23
  22. Limited information is available describing advance care planning (ACP) within correctional facilities, despite its increasing relevance due to the ageing population in prisons and the high rates of complex me...

    Authors: Ashley Macleod, Divya Nair, Ekin Ilbahar, Marcus Sellars and Linda Nolte
    Citation: Health & Justice 2020 8:22
  23. It is a constitutional right to receive health care, including mental health care, while incarcerated. Yet, even basic evidence-based mental health care practices have not been routinely integrated into crimin...

    Authors: Melissa J. Zielinski, M. Kathryn Allison, Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, Geoffrey Curran, Nickolas D. Zaller and Jo Ann E. Kirchner
    Citation: Health & Justice 2020 8:21
  24. Justice-involved young adults (JIYA) aged 18–24 are at significant risk for HIV and problematic substance use (SU) but are unlikely to know their HIV status or be linked to HIV or SU treatment and care. Intens...

    Authors: Katherine S. Elkington, Megan A. O’Grady, Susan Tross, Patrick Wilson, Jillian Watkins, Lenore Lebron, Renee Cohall and Alwyn Cohall
    Citation: Health & Justice 2020 8:20
  25. Drug overdose is the leading cause of death after release from prison, and this risk is significantly higher among women compared to men. Within the first 2 weeks after release, the risk of death from drug ove...

    Authors: Elizabeth Needham Waddell, Robin Baker, Daniel M. Hartung, Christi J. Hildebran, Thuan Nguyen, Deza’Rae M. Collins, Jessica E. Larsen and Erin Stack
    Citation: Health & Justice 2020 8:18
  26. This editorial describes why surge planning in the community must account for potential infection outbreaks in jails and prisons, and why incarcerated people and those in contact with them, including over 450,...

    Authors: Oluwadamilola T. Oladeru, Nguyen-Toan Tran, Tala Al-Rousan, Brie Williams and Nickolas Zaller
    Citation: Health & Justice 2020 8:17
  27. Justice-involved youth have higher rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and a higher prevalence of the associated sexual risk behaviors. Sexual risk behaviors are also associated with alcohol and d...

    Authors: Lea Selitsky, Norman Markowitz, Dwayne M. Baxa, Linda Kaljee, Cheryl A. Miree, Nishat Islam, Chez Burse, Rehnuma Newaz, Doreen Dankerlui, Gordon Jacobsen and Christine Joseph
    Citation: Health & Justice 2020 8:15
  28. Prisoners are at increased risk of poor mental health and self-harming behaviours, with suicide being the leading cause of death in custody. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) such as child maltreatment are ...

    Authors: Kat Ford, Mark A. Bellis, Karen Hughes, Emma R. Barton and Annemarie Newbury
    Citation: Health & Justice 2020 8:13
  29. Little is known about how incarcerated mothers make meaning of their parenting role and relationship with their children prior to incarceration and during custody. The aims of this project were to explore the ...

    Authors: Stephanie C. Kennedy, Annelise M. Mennicke and Chelsea Allen
    Citation: Health & Justice 2020 8:12
  30. This study examined the national availability of substance use prevention (SUP) within juvenile justice (JJ) and their primary behavioral health (BH) providers, and the relationships between the availability o...

    Authors: Rodney Funk, Hannah K. Knudsen, Larkin S. McReynolds, John P. Bartkowski, Katherine S. Elkington, Ellen H. Steele, Jessica M. Sales and Christy K. Scott
    Citation: Health & Justice 2020 8:11
  31. Remarkably little is known about drug use during imprisonment, including whether it represents a continuation of pre-incarceration drug use, or whether prison is also a setting for drug use initiation. This pa...

    Authors: Anne Bukten, Ingunn Olea Lund, Stuart A. Kinner, Eline Borger Rognli, Ingrid Amalia Havnes, Ashley Elizabeth Muller and Marianne Riksheim Stavseth
    Citation: Health & Justice 2020 8:10
  32. Homeless people who use drugs (PWUD) are often displaced, detained, and/or forced into drug treatment during police crackdowns. Such operations follow a zero-tolerance approach to law enforcement and have a de...

    Authors: Mario Morales, Claudia Rafful, Pieter Baker, Jaime Arredondo, Sunyou Kang, Maria L. Mittal, Teresita Rocha-Jiménez, Steffanie A. Strathdee and Leo Beletsky
    Citation: Health & Justice 2020 8:9
  33. Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) provides an opportunity to address opioid addiction among justice-involved individuals, an often difficult to reach population. This potential has been increasingly recogniz...

    Authors: Jordan M. Hyatt and Philipp P. Lobmaier
    Citation: Health & Justice 2020 8:7
  34. In the U.S., approximately one in seven HIV-infected individuals experience incarceration at least once in their lifetime. While HIV-infected individuals experience positive health outcomes during periods of i...

    Authors: Tawandra L. Rowell-Cunsolo, Gloria Hu and Rahwa Haile
    Citation: Health & Justice 2020 8:6
  35. Correctional systems in several U.S. states have entered into partnerships with Academic Medical Centers (AMCs) to provide healthcare for people who are incarcerated. This project was initiated to better under...

    Authors: Jason E. Glenn, Alina M. Bennett, Rebecca J. Hester, Nadeem N. Tajuddin and Ahmar Hashmi
    Citation: Health & Justice 2020 8:5
  36. Complex interacting social, economic and historical factors influence the availability and uptake of alcohol and drugs, including among Indigenous communities. Self-harm and suicide as well as homelessness and...

    Authors: S. Nathan, K. Maru, M. Williams, K. Palmer and P. Rawstorne
    Citation: Health & Justice 2020 8:4
  37. Drugs and crime are linked and diversion from the criminal justice system into drug treatment is a well-established policy response. The point of arrest is a pivotal moment to initiate a drug-specific interven...

    Authors: Marc Connor, Gill Green, Neale Thomas, Arun Sondhi and David Pevalin
    Citation: Health & Justice 2020 8:3
  38. School safety is fundamental to fostering positive outcomes for children. Violence remains a critical public health issue with 8.1% of elementary and 21.8% of middle school students reporting daily or weekly b...

    Authors: Andria B. Eisman, Justin Heinze, Amy M. Kilbourne, Susan Franzen, Christopher Melde and Edmund McGarrell
    Citation: Health & Justice 2020 8:2
  39. In response to the dramatic increase in the number of women incarcerated in the United States—and a growing awareness that a small proportion of women enter prison pregnant and have unique health needs—some pr...

    Authors: Virginia Pendleton, Jennifer B. Saunders and Rebecca Shlafer
    Citation: Health & Justice 2020 8:1
  40. The criminal justice-involved population has a higher disease burden than the general population and a high risk of death post-incarceration. However, this group underutilizes healthcare, especially preventive...

    Authors: Devin Walsh-Felz, Ryan Westergaard, Gabrielle Waclawik and Nancy Pandhi
    Citation: Health & Justice 2019 7:20
  41. Between 12,000 and 16,000 veterans leave incarceration annually. As is known to be the case for justice-involved populations in general, mental health disorders (MHDs) and substance use disorders (SUDs) are hi...

    Authors: Bo Kim, Rendelle E. Bolton, Justeen Hyde, B. Graeme Fincke, Mari-Lynn Drainoni, Beth Ann Petrakis, Molly M. Simmons and D. Keith McInnes
    Citation: Health & Justice 2019 7:18

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