International Journal of Prisoner Health: Volume 14 Issue 2


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Creating, reinforcing, and resisting the gender binary: a qualitative study of transgender women’s healthcare experiences in sex-segregated jails and prisons

Jaclyn M. White Hughto, Kirsty A. Clark, Frederick L. Altice, Sari L. Reisner, Trace S. Kershaw, John E. Pachankis

Incarcerated transgender women often require healthcare to meet their physical-, mental-, and gender transition-related health needs; however, their healthcare experiences in…


Hepatitis C antibody reactivity among high-risk rural women: opportunities for services and treatment in the criminal justice system

Justin C. Strickland, Michele Staton, Carl G. Leukefeld, Carrie B. Oser, J. Matthew Webster

The purpose of this paper is to examine the drug use and criminal justice factors related to hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody reactivity among rural women in the USA recruited…

Outcomes of the “STEPS” HIV prevention training program for young males in the penitentiary institution, Ukraine

Emily Dauria, Marina Tolou-Shams, Halyna Skipalska, Mariya Bachmaha, Sara Hodgdon

Ukraine has one of the fastest growing HIV epidemics globally. Due to their engagement in high-risk behaviors, adolescents and emerging adults involved with the penitentiary…

The efficacy of exercise referral as an intervention for Irish male prisoners presenting with mental health symptoms

Shay O’Toole, Jim Maguire, Pearse Murphy

The use of exercise as an intervention to improve health in the general population is well documented. The purpose of this paper is to explore whether an exercise referral scheme…

Making sense of interactions between mental health and criminal justice services: the utility of cultural historical activity systems theory

Sarah Hean, Elisabeth Willumsen, Atle Ødegård

Effective collaboration between mental health services (MHS) and criminal justice services (CJS) impacts on mental illness and reduces reoffending rates. This paper proposes the…

Questionnaire to avoid transfers to healthcare: a Brazilian experience

Carlos Willie Alvarenga, Luiz Henrique Fernandes, Antonio Pazin-Filho, Luciane Loures dos Santos

The purpose of this paper is to test whether training correctional facility (CF) officers in the admission process would identify risk factors for inmates’ unscheduled transfers…



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