Published in Women's Health Weekly, November 3rd, 2005
According to recent research published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, "the incarceration rate has increased 239% in the United States over the past 2 decades. This increase in incarceration has been fueled by the movement towards a criminal, rather than medical, response to the problem of drug dependence."
"For women in particular, incarceration and drug use are interdependent epidemics. Given that incarceration is common among drug-dependent persons, infectious diseases-including HBV and HCV infection-are prevalent among...
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