In this blog, Dr Rachel Bennett examines historical debates over the appointment of female governors and medical officers in women’s prisons
The emergence of HIV/AIDS in the 1980s presented particular challenges for prison medicine. Prison populations were quickly identified as having high rates of infection and of high-risk behaviours, and international organisations such as the World Health Organisation repeatedly called on governments to take action.
Nicholas Duvall on the controversies surrounding prisoner mental healthcare in the late 20th century
The physician was responsible for determining the maximum physical stress each inmate could safely endure …
The relationship between prison doctors and their NHS colleagues was crucial to delivering prison healthcare …