Dr Janet Weston discusses the complexities of Ireland getting to grips with HIV and AIDS during the mid -1990s, and the services for injecting drug users in Mountjoy prison.
In this blog, Dr Rachel Bennett examines historical debates over the appointment of female governors and medical officers in women’s prisons
In this blog post, William Murphy explores the contested meaning of vomiting in the force-feeding of suffragettes
Drawing on research from our ‘Prisoners and Mental Illness’ theme, Hilary Marland reveals how nineteenth-century prison memoirs illuminate experiences of mental breakdown in prison
Dr Janet Weston considers how little progress has been made since the 1980s in addressing the problem of HIV and related infections among prisoners.
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.
Hilary Marland and Catherine Cox reflect on the history of prisoner mental health
Fiachra Byrne on suicide and self-harm amongst juvenile prisoners
Conveners: Hilary Marland (University of Warwick) and Catherine Cox (University College Dublin)
12 February 2016. Warwick Business School, London Campus, Eastern Lecture Theatre, The Shard, London
Catherine Cox and Hilary Marland
Mental breakdown was often attributed to the intrinsic mental weakness of the prison population …
Focusing on the ‘disturbed’ child who exhibited a pathological pattern of behaviour in detention settings …
The physician was responsible for determining the maximum physical stress each inmate could safely endure …