Incarceration and Correctional Health Care

The United States incarcerates a greater share of its population than any nation on earth, including disproportionate numbers of people from racial minority communities. Clinicians in correctional settings are uniquely challenged when trying to provide good care while respecting patients’ autonomy, and patients who experience incarceration have poorer health outcomes and shorter life expectancy. This issue explores the impact of incarceration on the health system, clinicians, and patients.

Volume 19, Number 9: 843-953 Full Issue PDF