The general health care disparities among incarcerated women are vast, although when women are imprisoned, they gain a constitutional right to health care that doesn’t exist outside of prison. However, no federal government body has established national standards for medical care in prisons. This research project serves as a public health policy memo to the Bureau of Child, Adolescent, and Family Health of the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) recommending accreditation standards for county and state correctional facilities for women.
health care, incarceration, women, prison, federal government
Williams-Breault, Beth, "Health Care Standards for Incarcerated Women in Massachusetts" (2017). Community of Scholars Day—Posters. 42.