“Why Should a Man Rule ‘The Castle’?”: Early Twentieth-Century Debates over the Appointment of Female Governors and Medical Officers in Women’s Prisons

In this blog, Dr Rachel Bennett examines historical debates over the appointment of female governors and medical officers in women’s prisons

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HIV/AIDS in Prisons, 1980-2000

Janet Weston

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.