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Health care practitioners in prison face the challenge of providing high standards of health care within the unique peculiarities and restraints of the prison environment. The strict adherence to principles of medical ethics by the prison health care staff and the knowledge and acceptance of...
It is generally accepted that people in prison have a right to a standard of health care equivalent to that available outside of prisons. This “principle of equivalence” is one that enjoys broad consensus among international health and human rights instruments and organisations. However, given...
This article looks at the attitudes and perceptions that young offenders have of dental health and services prior to and during their time at a Young Offenders’ Institution in the North East of England. The recent incorporation of prison health services into National Health Service (NHS)...
The ex‐prisoner population is an under‐researched, socially excluded group, whose broad health needs are seldom assessed and often unmet. This qualitative study aims to identify the broad health needs of ex‐prisoners living in an urban borough in the NorthWest of England. We interviewed 27...
Is there such a thing as ‘prison health’? Or is prison health simply public health in prison? How should ‘equivalence’ be interpreted ‐ as an end goal or as a starting point? Can politically‐driven decisions be challenged by evidence based interventions? Can the concept of corporate manslaughter...
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