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Chart of the week: The over-representation of Black people as restricted patients in secure hospitals

Data story 27/05/2022

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. People with severe mental health problems who are in contact with the criminal justice system can be held as restricted patients in hospitals if they have been assessed as needing treatment. Mira...

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Injustice? Towards a better understanding of health care access challenges for prisoners

Report 21/10/2021Dr Miranda Davies | Eilís Keeble | Rachel Hutchings

Many prisoners still struggle to access hospital services despite their significant health care needs, and early data suggests the pandemic has worsened access further. In this report, we consider new evidence relating to pre-existing health conditions before prison, the use of remote consultation,...

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How prison health care in England works

Explainer 20/10/2021

Prisoners tend to be of poorer health than the general population and have complex health care needs. Alongside their research report on prisoners' access to health care in England, Rachel...

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Prisoner health: a Q&A with Miranda Davies

Blog post 20/10/2021Dr Miranda Davies

As we today publish our new research on prisoner health, lead author Miranda Davies talks through some of the report’s main findings and how worried we should be about them.

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Chart of the week: How many women in prison in England give birth each year?

Data story 22/09/2021

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. With a report published this week on the tragic death of a newborn baby at HMP Bronzefield, how much is actually known about pregnant women in prisons in England? In this chart, Miranda Davies lo...

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Chart of the week: The rising tide of Covid-19 infections in our overcrowded prisons

Data story 19/01/2021

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. This week, with new data showing that coronavirus infections rose more rapidly across the prisoner population in December than they did across the general population, Dr Miranda Davies and Eilís...

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Covid-19 in prisons: fewer cases than feared but it’s not the whole story

Blog post 22/09/2020Dr Miranda Davies | Eilís Keeble

While there have been fewer cases of Covid-19 cases in prisons than initially feared, rates of the virus have still been higher than in the wider community. Miranda Davies and Eilís Keeble look at why that might be, and the wider implications of lockdown restrictions on prisoners’ physical and me...

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Prisoners missing out on hospital treatment, new research reveals

Press release 26/02/2020

New research shows four in ten hospital appointments made for prisoners are cancelled or missed and that over one in ten pregnant prisoners gave birth either in prison or on their way to hospital in 2017/18.

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Prisoner health: Dr Miranda Davies Q&A

Blog post 26/02/2020Dr Miranda Davies

As we publish our new research today on prisoners’ use of health care, we spoke to lead author Dr Miranda Davies about the project.

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