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Mass Incarceration and Subsequent Preventive Health Care - AJPH 2020

Researchers with the Department of Criminal Justice, University of Louisville, found that arrest is linked to lower probabilities of receiving preventive health care, such as blood cholesterol and blood sugar tests. These decreased probabilities may be explained blocked access to health care, because incarceration makes it difficult to obtain jobs that provide health insurance benefits, and an inability to afford out-of-pocket healthcare

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Exposure to the US Criminal Legal System and Well-Being - AJPH 2020

While incarceration has been linked to a host of negative health outcomes, new research shows that even more transient forms of exposure to the criminal legal system are harmful. Researchers found that exposure to police stops, arrests and incarceration are all associated with lower assessments of thriving in life and in all five domains of well-being: physical health, mental health, social support, spiritual well-being and financial well-being. From: American Journal of Public Health, Supplement 1, 2020, Vol. 110

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County Jail Incarceration Rates and County Mortality Rates in the United States, 1987-2016 - AJPH 2020

Researchers examined the relationship between increases in county jail incarceration rates and county mortality rates as another method of measuring the harms of mass incarceration. During the time period studied, 75 percent of counties experienced a quartile-level change in the jail...

County Jail Incarceration Rates and County Mortality Rates.pdf