Addressing the rise of women’s incarceration in Missouri through a public health lens

Written by Emma Cunningham, AmeriCorps VISTA, and Laura Toledo, executive director of Center for Women in Transition As a reentry organization, the Center for Women in Transition does not often frame its services as existing in the public health arena. A quick glance into the public health field, however, will lead one to recognize that […]

Using a public health approach to rethink and reduce mass incarceration in the U.S.

Written by Barbara Baumgartner, PhD, director of Undergraduate Studies, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies and associate director of Washington University Prison Education Project The United States incarcerates more of it citizens per capita than any other country in the world. Since most prisons are located away from urban centers, the magnitude of the problem is […]