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International Journal of Prisoner Health

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29480771/an-examination-of-consensual-sex-in-a-men-s-jail
#1
Charles Herbert Lea Iii, Theodore K Gideonse, Nina T Harawa
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to use secondary data from qualitative interviews that examined the sexual behaviors, HIV attitudes, and condom use of 17 gay, bisexual, and transgender women housed in a protective custody unit in the Los Angeles County Jail (Harawa et al., 2010), to develop a better understanding of the consensual sexual behaviors of male prisoners. Design/methodology/approach Study eligibility included: report anal or oral sex with another male in the prior six months; speak and understand English; and incarcerated in the unit for at least two weeks...
March 12, 2018: International Journal of Prisoner Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29480770/reform-of-italian-forensic-mental-health-care-challenges-and-opportunities-following-law-81-2014
#2
Gareth Hopkin, Ester Messina, Graham Thornicroft, Mirella Ruggeri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 12, 2018: International Journal of Prisoner Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29480769/social-determinants-of-health-among-canadian-inmates
#3
Lynn A Stewart, Amanda Nolan, Jennie Thompson, Jenelle Power
Purpose International studies indicate that offenders have higher rates of infectious diseases, chronic diseases, and physical disorders relative to the general population. Although social determinants of health have been found to affect the mental health of a population, less information is available regarding the impact of social determinants on physical health, especially among offenders. The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between social determinants and the physical health status of federal Canadian offenders...
March 12, 2018: International Journal of Prisoner Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29480768/after-a-childhood-with-a-parent-in-prison-relationships-and-well-being-as-a-child-and-young-adult
#4
Per-Åke Nylander, Åsa Källström, Karin Hellfeldt
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore whether young adults who had a parent in prison while growing up in Sweden are disadvantaged in terms of parental support, school well-being and functioning, and socioemotional and/or behavioral problems, compared to young adults whose parents were not in prison when they were a child. Design/methodology/approach Retrospective self-report information about parental imprisonment and childhood and adulthood welfare was collected from 2,500 Swedish young adults as part of the RESUME project...
March 12, 2018: International Journal of Prisoner Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29480767/child-incarceration-and-long-term-adult-health-outcomes-a-longitudinal-study
#5
Elizabeth S Barnert, Laura S Abrams, Lello Tesema, Rebecca Dudovitz, Bergen B Nelson, Tumaini Coker, Eraka Bath, Christopher Biely, Ning Li, Paul J Chung
Purpose Although incarceration may have life-long negative health effects, little is known about associations between child incarceration and subsequent adult health outcomes. The paper aims to discuss this issue. Design/methodology/approach The authors analyzed data from 14,689 adult participants in the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health) to compare adult health outcomes among those first incarcerated between 7 and 13 years of age (child incarceration); first incarcerated at>or=14 years of age; and never incarcerated...
March 12, 2018: International Journal of Prisoner Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29480766/hazardous-alcohol-consumption-in-non-aboriginal-male-inmates-in-new-south-wales
#6
Courtney Field
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine correlates and predictors of hazardous drinking behaviour, that may be considered evidence of generalised strain, in a sample of incarcerated non-Aboriginal males in New South Wales, Australia. Design/methodology/approach Data were collected from 283 non-Aboriginal male inmates as part of a larger epidemiological survey of inmates in NSW undertaken in 2015 by the Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network. Data relating to a range of social factors were selected with reference to relevant literature and assessed with regards their predictive value for scores from the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)...
March 12, 2018: International Journal of Prisoner Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29480765/vitamin-d-deficiency-and-segregation-status-in-prisoners
#7
Zelda Doyle, John Walton Dearin, Joe McGirr
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate if any exposure to segregation minimal association in a single male prison population had any association with an increased risk of vitamin D deficiency. Design/methodology/approach A retrospective case study was undertaken with all inmates who had a 25-hyrdoxy-vitamin D test taken during the study period deemed eligible. Hand searching of the medical records by an independent party identified eligible participants whose data were recorded for analysis. Findings In total, 124 prisoners were deemed eligible for inclusion; 67 were vitamin D sufficient and 57 were vitamin D deficient by Australian standards...
March 12, 2018: International Journal of Prisoner Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914126/patient-navigators-effectively-support-hiv-infected-individuals-returning-to-the-community-from-jail-settings
#8
Janet J Myers, Kimberly A Koester, Mi-Suk Kang Dufour, Alison O Jordan, Jacqueline Cruzado-Quinone, Alissa Riker
Purpose Patient navigation is an evidence-based approach for enhancing medical and support service co-ordination and ensuring linkage to medical care for people living with HIV released from jail. The paper aims to discuss this issue. Design/methodology/approach This brief describes the benefits of patient navigation and issues to consider when implementing a navigator program. The authors use process data to describe the type and amount of navigation services delivered as part of a randomized study, the "The San Francisco Navigator Project...
September 11, 2017: International Journal of Prisoner Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914125/mobilizing-cross-sector-community-partnerships-to-address-the-needs-of-criminal-justice-involved-older-adults-a-framework-for-action
#9
Lia Metzger, Cyrus Ahalt, Margot Kushel, Alissa Riker, Brie Williams
Purpose The rapidly increasing number of older adults cycling through local criminal justice systems (jails, probation, and parole) suggests a need for greater collaboration among a diverse group of local stakeholders including professionals from healthcare delivery, public health, and criminal justice and directly affected individuals, their families, and advocates. The purpose of this paper is to develop a framework that local communities can use to understand and begin to address the needs of criminal justice-involved older adults...
September 11, 2017: International Journal of Prisoner Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914124/case-management-helps-prevent-criminal-justice-recidivism-for-people-with-serious-mental-illness
#10
Heather Leutwyler, Erin Hubbard, Elaine Zahnd
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to discuss how case management can decrease recidivism for people with serious mental illness (SMI) because people with SMI are at high risk for incarceration and recidivism. Design/methodology/approach Examples of successful case management models for formerly incarcerated individuals with SMI found through a secondary analysis of qualitative data and an analysis of the literature are presented. Findings Currently, no international, national, or statewide guidelines exist to ensure that formerly incarcerated individuals with SMI receive case management upon community reentry despite evidence that such services can prevent further criminal justice involvement...
September 11, 2017: International Journal of Prisoner Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914123/advancing-evidence-based-interventions-at-the-intersection-of-criminal-justice-and-health
#11
Cyrus Ahalt, Brie Williams
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 11, 2017: International Journal of Prisoner Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914122/improving-health-in-prisons-from-evidence-to-policy-to-implementation-experiences-from-the-uk
#12
Jane Leaman, Anna Amelia Richards, Lynn Emslie, Eamonn Joseph O'Moore
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to understand the components of a high-quality prison healthcare system and the impact, ten-years on, of the transfer of accountability in England, from a justice ministry to a health ministry. Design/methodology/approach A rapid the evidence review was undertaken, which included a review of 82 papers and qualitative interviews with key informants. The concepts and themes identified were summarised and analysed through a framework analysis, designed to improve population outcomes and address health inequalities...
September 11, 2017: International Journal of Prisoner Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914121/evidence-based-recommendations-to-improve-reproductive-healthcare-for-incarcerated-women
#13
Andrea Knittel, Angeline Ti, Sarah Schear, Megan Comfort
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to describe standards for evidence-based reproductive healthcare for incarcerated women. Design/methodology/approach The literature on reproductive healthcare in the US criminal justice system and recommendations from professional organizations were reviewed and critical areas of concern were identified. Within these areas, studies and expert opinion were synthesized and policy recommendations were formulated through an iterative process of group discussion and document revision...
September 11, 2017: International Journal of Prisoner Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914120/the-furthest-left-behind-the-urgent-need-to-scale-up-harm-reduction-in-prisons
#14
Gen Sander, Fionnuala Murphy
Purpose Raise awareness about the disproportionate impact of HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) on prisoners worldwide and the need for key harm reduction services such as needle and syringe programmes and opioid substitution therapy in prisons offer practical recommendations to assist policy makers in implementing or scaling up these services. The paper aims to discuss these issues. Design/methodology/approach This study is a desk review of existing data and evidence on HIV, HCV and harm reduction in prisons, analysis of political barriers and formulation of key policy recommendations...
September 11, 2017: International Journal of Prisoner Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914119/building-on-mental-health-training-for-law-enforcement-strengthening-community-partnerships
#15
Jorien Campbell, Cyrus Ahalt, Randall Hagar, William Arroyo
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to describe the current state of law enforcement training related to the high number of interactions with persons with mental illness, and to recommend next steps in preparing law enforcement to effectively meet this challenge. Design/methodology/approach The authors reviewed the current literature on relevant law enforcement training programs, focusing primarily on crisis intervention team (CIT) training, and used the case example of California to identify opportunities to improve and enhance law enforcement preparedness for the challenge of responding to persons with mental illness...
September 11, 2017: International Journal of Prisoner Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914118/universal-opt-out-screening-for-hepatitis-c-virus-hcv-within-correctional-facilities-is-an-effective-intervention-to-improve-public-health
#16
Meghan D Morris, Brandon Brown, Scott A Allen
Purpose Worldwide efforts to identify individuals infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) focus almost exclusively on community healthcare systems, thereby failing to reach high-risk populations and those with poor access to primary care. In the USA, community-based HCV testing policies and guidelines overlook correctional facilities, where HCV rates are believed to be as high as 40 percent. This is a missed opportunity: more than ten million Americans move through correctional facilities each year. Herein, the purpose of this paper is to examine HCV testing practices in the US correctional system, California and describe how universal opt-out HCV testing could expand early HCV detection, improve public health in correctional facilities and communities, and prove cost-effective over time...
September 11, 2017: International Journal of Prisoner Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914117/making-the-case-for-innovative-reentry-employment-programs-previously-incarcerated-women-as-birth-doulas-a-case-study
#17
Monica R McLemore, Zakeya Warner Hand
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to make a case for novel and innovative reentry programs focused on women of color and to describe policy recommendations that are necessary to support the sustainability of these programs and in turn the success of the women who participate in them. Design/methodology/approach A review and analysis of the literature that described job-training opportunities specifically targeted to women exiting jail and the impact on recidivism provided limited information. The authors developed, implemented, and evaluated doula training program for low-income and women of color to determine if birth work could provide stable income and decrease recidivism...
September 11, 2017: International Journal of Prisoner Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581378/prison-health-service-directors-views-on-research-priorities-and-organizational-issues-in-conducting-research-in-prison-outcomes-of-a-national-deliberative-roundtable
#18
Paul Leslie Simpson, Jill Guthrie, Tony Butler
Purpose Given that prisoners have significant health needs across most areas, the paucity of prisoner health research, and the difficulties involved in the conduct of research in this setting, there is a need to develop research priorities that align with key stakeholder groups. One such group are those responsible for health service provision in prisons - prison health service directors. The paper aims to discuss these issues. Design/methodology/approach Prison health service directors in each Australian state and territory were invited to participate in a national (deliberative) roundtable where the consensus building nominal group technique was utilized...
June 12, 2017: International Journal of Prisoner Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581377/fear-of-rape-from-behind-prison-walls
#19
Lauren O'Neill Shermer, Heather Sudo
Purpose The Prison Rape Elimination Act has brought significant attention to the issue of sexual victimization within correctional institutions. While the actual risk of sexual victimization remains low, the perception of rape among inmates is high. Given how one's fear can translate into behavior, understanding how institutions impact the culture surrounding prison rape highlights areas for reducing violence within prisons. The paper aims to discuss these issues. Design/methodology/approach This study includes secondary analysis of a quantitative database created from semi-structured interviews with 564 high security, general population inmates...
June 12, 2017: International Journal of Prisoner Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581376/improving-collaboration-between-professionals-supporting-mentally-ill-offenders
#20
Sarah Hean, Atle Ødegård, Elisabeth Willumsen
Purpose Interprofessional collaboration is necessary when supporting mentally ill offenders but little is understood of these interactions. The purpose of this paper is to explore prison officers' perceptions of current and desirable levels of interprofessional collaboration (relational coordination (RC)) to understand how collaboration between these systems can be improved. Design/methodology/approach Gittell's RC scale was administered to prison officers within the Norwegian prison system ( n=160) using an adaptation of the instrument in which actual and desired levels of RC are evaluated...
June 12, 2017: International Journal of Prisoner Health
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