Publications & Reports

Young prisoners: an important group for health research?

van Dooren K, Kinner SA, Butler T
School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Herston, Queensland, Australia. [email protected]


This study contrasted the health of young prisoners (18 to 24 years) with that of adult (25 to 40 years) and older adult (older than 40 years) prisoners. Young prisoners reported good physical health but poor educational and employment histories, involvement in the juvenile justice system, and a high prevalence of substance misuse. Young prisoners represent an important group for research aiming to improve prisoner health.


  • Journal: Journal of Correctional Health Care
  • Published: 01/10/2010
  • Volume: 16
  • Issue: 4
  • Pagination: 322-327