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Old 01-25-2009, 11:46 PM
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Default Because inmate health is a public health issue...

I know this can be considered activism on the whole, some of it is just good info

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American prisons host a significant amount of disease, including highly communicable diseases such as Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and Hepatitis. Prisoners have a right under the Eighth Amendment to receive adequate health care during their incarceration. The prison population, however, possesses significantly poorer health than the general population. Because disease does not discriminate, the effects of prisoners’ poor health extend beyond prison walls. Outside workers and visitors to correction facilities, as well as inmates leaving prison to reenter society, can potentially spread these diseases, making prisoner health a public health issue.
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The disease process which goes forgotten is the mental health. People die mentally behind bars, a very depressing place to be. Inmates are forever changed there to return to society with a much less motivated outlook on life. A burden to themselves and society.
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Thank you DavesWife for posting that. Prison Fellowship does so much good and really cares about the inmates before, during, and after incarceration and they are so often overlooked but their actions speak louder than their words.
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Your statement is so true. Thanks for the information and the care- activisim can be a good thing.
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