Life and health outside prison

Tiffany Amorette Young, University of Texas at El Paso


This qualitative study explores the subjective understandings of formerly incarcerated individuals' experiences of health and healthcare prior to, during, and post release. The study incorporates in depth ethnographic interviews, participant observation, and life charting to formulate a holistic understanding of how incarceration has impacted the health and lives of the participants recruited for this study. All participants were incarcerated for a minimum of one year in the U.S. prison system. This interdisciplinary study contributes to the fields of sociology, criminology, and public health, and builds on the literature of race, health, and corrections in the United States.

Subject Area

Public health|Criminology|Ethnic studies

Recommended Citation

Young, Tiffany Amorette, "Life and health outside prison" (2013). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1540018.