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Prisoners, Infectious Diseases and

  • By: Martha L. Henderson
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

Prisoners experience some of the same health-related conditions as the general population. However, the prevalence and incidence of certain infectious diseases are markedly higher among institutionalized offender populations. With the U.S. prison population now surpassing 2.2 million, ...

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