Mass Incarceration: A Public Health Issue

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE): At Conference, Experts Examine Incarceration as a Public Health Issue
By: GWEN MCCLURE

“Public health and criminal justice experts from across the country gathered this week [in New York] to discuss mass incarceration in the U.S. in the context of a public health issue, and highlighted the need to view the problem through a different lens.” The conference, titled “A Public Health Approach to Incarceration: Opportunities for Action,” was hosted by the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

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