Study Examines Adult Health Outcomes for Incarcerated Youth

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Study Examines Adult Health Outcomes for Incarcerated Youth

January 31, 2017 | by Elizabeth S. BarnertPediatrics

The journal Pediatrics published a study in its January issue analyzing the mental and physical health outcomes of 14,344 individuals based on whether they were incarcerated as youth and if so, for how long. The data show that the longer an individual is incarcerated during adolescence, the worse his or her health outcomes are in adulthood. The study concludes that with these results, health professionals could lead efforts for juvenile and criminal justice reform. Read the study here. Read NCCD’s work on juvenile and criminal justice here and here.