Solitary Confinement: Towards an Integrated Understanding and Public Health Agenda
Learning Areas:Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related research
Describe environmental conditions, access to medical and mental health care, and exposure to interpersonal violence in solitary confinement. Discuss how various personal, interpersonal, and environmental factors shape the individual experiences of prisoners in solitary confinement. Identify why additional research, a larger knowledge base, and an increased role for the public health community is critical to reducing or eliminating the use of solitary confinement as a means of managing prisoners.
Keyword(s): Public Health, Prisoners Health Care
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am an attorney representing prisoners and detainees in class actions seeking to improve conditions of confinement in prisons and jails, focusing on access to adequate medical and mental health care services. I litigate and engage in advocacy regarding issues related to housing prisoners in conditions of substantial isolation.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.