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Session: Human Rights in Prison: Local and Global Issues
3010.0: Monday, November 8, 2004: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Human Rights in Prison: Local and Global Issues
Prisons in the US and in the world do much more than house law breakers. Penal facilities serve as a foundation of the justice system in any society. How prisoners are treated reflects societal values, goals and solutions to problems of poverty, racism, mental illness and social alienation. This session will explore critical issues and some international solutions related to the overincarceration of the mentally ill in the US, the sexual assault of women prisoners, the health care crisis in penal institutions and the need for governmental leadership in prison medicine.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session particpants will be able to: 1. Understand the most important current human rights issues facing the US and international prison systems. 2. Understand the need for and legislative plans to create a US Office of Correctional Health. 3. Be able to elucidate the causes of sexual assault of women prisoners in the US. 4. Understand issues of mental illness of the incarcerated population. 5. Articulate the benefit of linking the prison medical service to public health in the UK.
Organizer(s):Corey Weinstein, MD
8:30 AMPrison Health in England and Wales  [ Recorded presentation ]
John Boyington
8:45 AMTen Years of WHO HIPP  [ Recorded presentation ]
Alex Gatherer, MD
9:00 AMPrison reformers without borders
Charles Sullivan
9:15 AMPublic heatlh epidemics and prisons: Challenging congress to act
Annelise Hafer
9:30 AMIll equipped: US prisons and offenders with mental illness
Jamie Fellner, JD, PhD
9:45 AMStopping the sexual assault of women prisoners: Lessons from a campaign
Corey Weinstein, MD
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:APHA-International Human Rights Committee
Endorsed by:Health Administration; Peace Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Nursing

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA