Health care problems in prisons

Ford, Peter M.; Wobeser, Wendy L.
March 2000
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/07/2000, Vol. 162 Issue 5, p664
Academic Journal
Focuses on a prison medical care study conducted by Ruth Elwood Martin and discusses how the level of medical care in prisons, at least in the Burnaby Correctional Centre for Women (BCCW), fails to meet community standards. Statistics of disease and drug use among the inmates; How Prison administrations have a moral duty to address the health care issues of inmates; Lack of effort of the Correctional Service of Canada.


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