People in prison usually come from disadvantaged backgrounds, with poorer physical and mental health outcomes than the general population. They are less likely to have accessed health-care services, and more likely to have a history of risk behaviours that can affect health and wellbeing. Most people in prison are there for short periods, and many enter and exit the system multiple times. The health of people in prison is public health.

  • Cat. no: PHE 334
  • DOI: 10.25816/1md4-5g46