3098.0: Monday, October 22, 2001: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM

Oral Session

Human Rights of Incarcerated Women

The fastest growing segment of the prison and jail population in the US is women. With approximately 138,000 women incarcerated primarily for non-violent crimes, such as drug abuse and property offenses, the prison system is largely unprepared to meet their gender-specific needs. Evidence from Europe points to a similar situation there. This session will focus on standards and best practices that are in progress or that have been developed to address the special needs of incarcerated women, including prevention, interventions during incarceration, alternatives to imprisonment, and reintegration into the community. The session will also serve as an initiation point for those who have an interest in addressing the health and human rights needs of incarcerated women.
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Moderator(s):Carol Easley Allen, PhD, RN
Organizer(s):Carol Easley Allen, RNPhD
2:30 PMA Public Health Initiative to Improve Correctional Health
Rachel Wilson, MPH
2:50 PMA Public Health Model of Care for Corrections
Tomas Conklin, MD, CCHP-A
3:10 PMA National Model Alternative Sentencing Program for Women
Brenda Wiewel, LCSW
Sponsor:APHA-International Human Rights Committee
Cosponsors:Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health; Social Work
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work

The 129th Annual Meeting of APHA