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Public health
Chronic health conditions may be severely undertreated in U.S. prisons
Published April 19, 2023
Analysis by experts at the Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests conditions go untreated among incarcerated people compared to general public
Bearing witness
American Prison Writing Archive moves to Johns Hopkins
Published June 15, 2022
With help from a Mellon Foundation grant, the archive will become the largest digital collection of writings by incarcerated people in the world after it moves to Hopkins
By the numbers
Coronavirus infections and death rate higher in prisons
Published July 8, 2020
Infection rate is five times higher and the death rate is three times higher in state and federal prisons than in the general population, study finds
The invisible women
Published Winter 2019
A growing number of women are incarcerated in the U.S., thousands of whom give birth behind bars. Carolyn Sufrin aims to improve the standards of care for this underseen, understudied population. There's a lot we don't know. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Civil Rights Week
Experts explore school-to-prison pipeline
Published Oct 4, 2019
School of Education, Urban Health Institute host symposium focusing on complex issues surrounding school policing, employment, and concentrated poverty in Baltimore and beyond
Insights from a prison garden pioneer
Published May 4, 2018
Cathrine Sneed, founder of The Garden Project in San Francisco, discusses the redemptive power of gardening