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The impact of imprisonment on health: what do women prisoners say?

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BACKGROUND: Women prisoners tend to suffer poor health on a range of indicators. This study sought to explore women prisoners' perceptions of the impact of imprisonment on their health. METHODS: This qualitative study involved adult women prisoners in two closed local prisons. Focus groups and individual interviews were conducted. RESULTS: Women prisoners reported that imprisonment impacted negatively upon their health. The initial shock of imprisonment, separation from families and enforced...

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Publisher copy:
10.1136/jech.2008.080713

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Population Health
Journal:
Journal of epidemiology and community health
Volume:
63
Issue:
9
Pages:
749-754
Publication date:
2009-09-05
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EISSN:
1470-2738
ISSN:
0143-005X
URN:
uuid:02e289c1-989e-4d6b-8f3d-e9a400caa762
Source identifiers:
133374
Local pid:
pubs:133374

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