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Who’s Using and Who’s Doing Time: Incarceration, the War on Drugs, and Public Health

Moore, Lisa D. and Elkavich, Amy (2008) Who’s Using and Who’s Doing Time: Incarceration, the War on Drugs, and Public Health. American Journal of Public Health, 98. pp. 782-786. ISSN 0090-0036

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WITHOUT A PERSONAL connection, scientists, researchers, and those who set public policy rarely know the stories of those who are convicted of felony crimes and sentenced to prison: how they came to be convicted, whom they left behind, and what they went home to once released. But the consequences of their imprisonment—social, economic, political, and personal—are evidenced daily in every major city, suburban town, and rural hamlet. We aim to reframe the growth of the prison industrial complex and the war on drugs from the perspective of those incarcerated for nonviolent, drug-related crimes. By framing the issue this way, we . . .

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Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Incarceration; War on Drugs; Public Health; nonviolent drug-related crimes; health disparities; people of color; public health policy changes; families of color; urban communities
Subjects: Health
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Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2009
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2011 09:35
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/1286

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