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Physical Health, Social Support, and Reentry: A Longitudinal Examination of Formerly Incarcerated Individuals

Abstract Incarceration has a lasting and robust impact on individuals’ health, social support networks, and general well-being. Yet the role of carceral or personal factors in health outcomes remains unclear, particularly for racial and ethnic minorities. Prisons, with crowded living areas and shared bathroom facilities, invite the spread of infectious diseases such as hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS. The overwhelming majority of incarcerated individuals will eventually be released back to their communities, bringing with them any health-related issues acquired in prison and beforehand. This makes ex-prisoners’ health a correctional and public health and safety issue. Accordingly, this study seeks to advance our understanding and improve correctional polic... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Fahmy, Chantal (Author) / Decker, Scott H (Advisor) / Reisig, Michael D (Committee member) / Wallace, Danielle (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Criminology / Public health
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 187 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Criminology and Criminal Justice 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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