Thirty Years Since Estelle v. Gamble: Looking Forward, Not Wayward

  • Robert B. Greifinger
The purpose of this book is to tackle these questions. The intent is to help develop a persuasive rationale to direct public policy toward seizing the public health opportunities that present themselves in a captive population beset by an extraordinary burden of illness. Much of this burden derives from poverty and drug abuse. This book is:
  • an exploration of the next evolutionary steps in public health practice, from the perspective of the criminal justice system;

  • about the implications on public health when prevention opportunities are seized behind bars;

  • about reentry and the public health impact of the cycle of incarceration.

The chapters of this book are authored by some of the foremost experts in correctional health care, public health, criminal justice, and civil rights law. The objective is to outline the elements of an infrastructure for improving the health of the community through attention to prisoners’ medical care. If we want to protect the public health, the time is ripe to develop public policy that takes advantage of the period of incarceration.


Mental Illness Criminal Justice Correctional Facility Justice Statistics Public Policy Maker 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert B. Greifinger
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  1. 1.John Jay College of Criminal JusticeThe City University of New YorkDobbs FerryUSA

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