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Incarceration Is a Health Threat. Why Isn’t It Monitored Like One?

Health Affairs

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Data Collection and Reporting

This blog discusses incarceration as a structural determinant of individual health that also worsens population health and the need to understand the reach of mass incarceration through better measurement. The authors provide recommendations as how to improve data reporting on carceral populations.

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Reduction of Health Disparities

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People Who Are Incarcerated

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