Dr. Ruth Martin and Dr. Fiona Kouyoumdjian explain how incarceration ー even for short time spans ー can be a time to improve an inmate’s health and reduce the chances of reincarceration.
Fiona Kouyoumdjian is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Research on Inner City Health at St. Michael’s Hospital and a Family Physician at a provincial correctional facility in Hamilton, Ontario.
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Ruth Martin is a Clinical Professor and Director at the Collaborating Centre for Prison Health and Education SIFP at the University of British Columbia.
Interview by Mélanie Meloche-Holubowski, journalist intern at EvidenceNetwork.ca, and journalist with Radio-Canada.