Spring 2008

Spring 2008 (Volume 11, Issue 2)

After several decades of bad news about the juvenile justice system, statistics began to show a few positive trends in the late 1990s, but many challe…
 
The provision of health care to female adolescents in an incarcerated environment presents a challenge to health care providers, as well as to adminis…
 
It is often said that physicians working in correctional facilities have felt like guests in someone else’s house. Prisons and jails serve punitive an…
 
A 21-year-old woman is given amoxicillin for a sore throat. Four days later she returns with a diffuse, maculopapular eruption. Other than the sore…
 
Chest pain in adults that do not look obviously toxic is always a serious concern, but the goal is relatively simple: rule out acute coronary syndrome…
 
“Pride goeth before a fall.” Somebody important and wise said this. I’ve always believed, with a hint of smugness (ok, more than a hint if we’re being…
 
With all of the challenges facing medical and mental health providers caring for incarcerated individuals, even more complex issues arise when the pat…