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Felon disenfranchisement in the United States: a health equity perspective.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23153146     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Approximately 13% of African American men are disqualified from voting because of a felony conviction. I used ecosocial theory to identify how institutionalized racism helps perpetuate health disparities and to explore pathways through which felon disenfranchisement laws may contribute to racial health disparities in the United States. From a literature review, I identified 2 potential pathways: (1) inability to alter inequitable public policies that differentially allocate resources for health; and (2) inability to reintegrate into society by voting, which contributes to allostatic load.
Jonathan Purtle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2012-11-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  103     ISSN:  1541-0048     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-11     Completed Date:  2013-05-16     Revised Date:  2013-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  632-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
African Americans / statistics & numerical data*
Human Rights
Prisoners / statistics & numerical data*
Public Policy
Social Isolation
Social Justice*
United States
Comment In:
Am J Public Health. 2013 Nov;103(11):e6   [PMID:  24028253 ]
Am J Public Health. 2013 Nov;103(11):e6-8   [PMID:  24028254 ]

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