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The health of prisoners.

Abstract:

More than 10 million people are incarcerated worldwide; this number has increased by about a million in the past decade. Mental disorders and infectious diseases are more common in prisoners than in the general population. High rates of suicide within prison and increased mortality from all causes on release have been documented in many countries. The contribution of prisons to illness is unknown, although shortcomings in treatment and aftercare provision contribute to adverse outcomes. Resea...

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Baillargeon, J More by this author
Journal:
Lancet
Volume:
377
Issue:
9769
Pages:
956-965
Publication date:
2011-03-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
URN:
uuid:2b89df62-870e-46f7-a956-7a4406c70901
Source identifiers:
177040
Local pid:
pubs:177040

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