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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore HIV risk behaviors of inmates during incarceration and gain an in-depth understanding of the context within which these behaviors occur. Design/methodology/approach – In total, 47 recently released ex-offenders participated in focus group...
Purpose – Little is understood about the self-described barriers that recently released HIV-infected prisoners face when accessing healthcare and adhering to medications. The purpose of this paper is to elucidate these barriers from the perspective of released prisoners themselves....
Purpose – Canadian literature on federal correctional institutions and prison living indicate a shortage inadequate and available healthcare services to meet the needs of the prison population, despite prisoners higher rates of health challenges (e.g. mental health, addictions, HIV/AIDS) in...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to evaluate a new Intellectual Disability (ID) screening service within a women’s prison in England. Design/methodology/approach – Analysis of prisoner records was carried out to establish characteristics of women entering the prison, rates of screening...
Purpose – Injecting drug use is a global concern, with an estimated 16 million people who inject drugs (PWIDs) in over 148 countries. A number of Asian countries detain PWIDs for compulsory treatment. The paper aims to discuss this issue. Design/methodology/approach – The authors reviewed the...
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