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Interrupted LifeExperiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States$
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Rickie Solinger and Rebecca Sharitz

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780520252493

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520252493.001.0001

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Bill of Health Rights for Incarcerated Girls

Bill of Health Rights for Incarcerated Girls

(p.257) 51 Bill of Health Rights for Incarcerated Girls
Interrupted Life

Residents of the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center

University of California Press

This chapter presents a Bill of Health Rights for incarcerated girls, prepared by young women who are or have been incarcerated in Cook County's Juvenile Temporary Detention Center. These are rights that all young women deserve, regardless of their involvement with the juvenile justice system. The rights pertain to family contact, accurate information, personal privacy and confidentiality, food and water as well as exercise, proper hygiene, adequate and respectful mental health care, medical care, gender-specific care, and freedom from discrimination and verbal and physical abuse.

Keywords:   Bill of Health Rights, incarcerated girls, Cook County, Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, juvenile justice, personal privacy, confidentiality, proper hygiene, mental health care, medical care

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