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Suffering at the hands of the state: conditions of imprisonment and prisoner health in contemporary Greece

Cheliotis, Leonidas (2012) Suffering at the hands of the state: conditions of imprisonment and prisoner health in contemporary Greece. European Journal of Criminology, 9 (1). pp. 3-22. ISSN 1477-3708

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Identification Number: 10.1177/1477370811421643

Abstract

With imprisonment rates rising in a large number of jurisdictions worldwide, ever more research attention has been paid to conditions of imprisonment and prisoner health. With a view to contributing to the emerging body of literature, this article offers a systematic summary of key findings from Greece. Prison establishments in this country are vastly overcrowded and material conditions of detainment are deplorable. Healthcare provision in prison is minimal and the prevalence of serious transmittable diseases and mental disorders amongst prisoner populations is high, as are the rates of deliberate self-harm, suicide and death more generally. Prisoner use of prescribed and illicit drugs is alarmingly common, especially as regards injection drugs, and drug overdose appears to account for the majority of deaths in custody.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://euc.sagepub.com/
Additional Information: © 2012 Sage
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
K Law > K Law (General)
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2014 15:32
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2020 01:41
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/59552

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