Approaching Mass Incarceration As A Public Health Issue

· Origin of Injustice: Mass incarceration

· When mass incarceration started

· Longer sentencing for minor crimes

· War on drugs

· Money power and control: Law enforcement

Bailing industry

Telecommunications within prison being expensive

Health Care

Talk about for profit prisons

· Legislation: Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act

· Culture: Discriminative people

· Ethical Obligation: Nurses can advocate for policies that increase the health and well-being of criminal justice affected individuals

· ANA: Believes Nurses must always stress human rights protection and uphold the values and ethics of the profession.