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“Are veterans in the custody of prisons more likely than nonveterans to die while in custody?”  

Author:  Margaret R. Moreland (Reviewer).

Source: Volume 18, Number 05, July/August 2017 , pp.83-84(2)

Correctional Health Care Report

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Briefly reviews research published in Criminal Justice Policy Review, “On the Prevalence of Veteran Deaths in State Prisons,” a study by Jeremy Luallen and Nida Corry. While it is suspected that veterans’ health care needs and risk factors are different from those of non-veterans, “the general lack of information of the interactions between veterans, criminal process, and health outcomes makes it very difficult to know the extent to which differences exist, and impossible to gauge the consequences of policies and practices directly and indirectly affecting both groups.” Luallen and Corry review the background of available data and present the results of their empirical study of veterans’ mortality while incarcerated in state prisons.

Keywords: Mortality rate of veterans in prisons

Affiliations:  1: Pace University Law School.

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