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Bill of Health Rights for Incarcerated Girls

Residents of the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center

in Interrupted Life

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780520252493
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520944565 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0052
Bill of Health Rights for Incarcerated Girls

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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

Chapter.  433 words. 

Subjects: Gender and Sexuality

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