Long Story Short: Episode 18

Some of America’s worst public health crises have been self-inflicted. Often times the first hurdle to making things better is merely determining and accepting that a problem exists. On this episode of Long Story Short, we’re taking a brief look at one of America’s ongoing self-inflicted crises, mass incarceration.

CCA Music:

00:01 | “BG5” by JCM Canada

02:51 | “Ujo” by JCM Canada

06:48 | “Sleeper” by JCM Canada

Credits: Resting Slate – 27 by HOME

 

CCA Images:

“What cigarette do you smoke, doctor?”: Don O’Brien on Flickr

“More doctors smoke camels…”: Joe Haupt on Flickr

“Luckies are less irritating…”: Silberio77 on Wikipedia

Sulfanilamide Headline – From an October 1937 New York Times headline, obtained from whyfiles.org

Mercator projection: João Felipe C.S. on Wikipedia

Sources used in researching this video:

Council of State Governments Justice Center. (2016, Sept/Oct.) The criminal justice landscape: A primer for state policymakers. Capitol Ideas, 59(5), 14-17.

Al-Rousan, T. & Deol, H. & Rubenstein, L. & Sieleni, B. & Wallace, R. B. (2017). Inside the nation’s largest mental health institution: a prevalence study in a state prison system. BMC Public Health, 17, 1-9. DOI:10.1186/s12889-017-4257-0

Enns, P. K. (2016). Incarceration nation:  How the United States became the most punitive democracy in the world. New York City, New York: Cambridge University Press

Allison, S. & Bastiampillai, T.  & Fuller, D. A. (2017). Mass incarceration and severe mental illness in the U.S. The Lancet, 390. 25. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)31479-4

Wang, E. A., Redmond, N., Dennison Himmelfarb, C. R., Pettit, B., Stern, M., Chen, J., & … Diez Roux, A. V. (2017). Cardiovascular Disease in Incarcerated Populations. Journal Of The American College Of Cardiology (JACC), 69(24), 2967-2976. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2017.04.040

McNelis, A. A. (2017). HABITUALLY OFFENDING THE CONSTITUTION: THE CRUEL AND UNUSUAL CONSEQUENCES OF HABITUAL OFFENDER LAWS AND MANDATORY MINIMUMS. George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal, 28(1), 97-126.