The health needs of people leaving prison: A new horizon to address

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This chapter looks at the needs of those who are incarcerated from a public health perspective, viewing prison and supervised release as an opportunity to address the underlying health problems that this group often experiences. A number of health problems that this group are at an increased risk of experiencing are discussed. These include mental illness, drug use, infectious disease, chronic disease, intellectual disability, and brain injury. This chapter aims to inform those working with supervisees as they are transition back into the community where health resources are most needed. The term community corrections officer (CCO) will be used throughout this chapter; this encompasses anyone supervising someone who is subject to orders of the court, including case workers, parole officers, and any other supervisors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Companion to Rehabilitative Work in Criminal Justice
EditorsPamela Ugwudike, Hannah Graham, Fergus McNeill, Peter Raynor, Faye S. Taxman, Chris Trotter
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781315102832
ISBN (Print) 9781138103320
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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