SSSP 2019 Annual Meeting

Date: Sunday, August 11

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:10 PM

Session 135: CRITICAL DIALOGUE: Mental Health and Healthcare Disparities Inside and Outside of Prison or Jail
Room: Sutton Suite

Sponsors: Crime and Juvenile Delinquency
Racial and Ethnic Minorities
Society and Mental Health

Organizer: Robert L. Peralta, The University of Akron

Presider: Eric Victory, The University of Akron

Description:  This critical dialogue will focus on physical and mental health disparities facing current and former prison/jail inmates. Health disparities, health care access, and the implications thereof for this marginalized population will be focused upon.


“Engagement in Meaningful Occupations in Prison,” Sandra Rogers, Rutgers University

“Mental Health Illness among the Incarcerated: Case Study of Jails in Rural Arkansas,” Veena Kulkarni and Joseph Rukus, Arkansas State University

“Not Part of My Sentence: An Examination of the Flaws in Canadian Correctional Facilities,” Helen Kosc, Queen's University

“Substance Use and Violence among Former Prison Inmates: A Qualitative Study of Barriers to Health and Health Care,” Robert L. Peralta, The University of Akron, Meghan A. Novisky, Cleveland State University, James R. Carter and Nickolaus Gotsiridze, The University of Akron

“The National Survey of Healthcare in U.S. Jails: An Overview of ‘JailCare’,” Kathryn M. Nowotny, Kapriskie Seide, Carrie Hough and Marisa Omori, University of Miami