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1. Thompson, Dennis
Prison Time Shortens Life Spans for Black Americans, But Not Whites
HealthDay News, December 28, 2021.
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: HealthDay
Keyword(s): Incarceration/Jail; Mortality; Racial Differences

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A stint behind bars can significantly shorten the life expectancy of Black Americans, but not their white counterparts, new research has found.

Black Americans who have spent time in jail or prison are 65% more likely to die prematurely, even if it's been years since their incarceration, according to an analysis of data from a decades-long federal study.

However, jail time did not appear to have any meaningful impact on the long-term health of white former inmates, researchers recently reported in the journal JAMA Network Open.

[Media report based on journal article: Bovell-Ammon, Benjamin J., Ziming Xuan, Michael K. Paasche-Orlow and Marc R. LaRochelle. "Association of Incarceration With Mortality by Race From a National Longitudinal Cohort Study." JAMA Network Open 4,12 (December 2021): DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.33083]

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Thompson, Dennis. "Prison Time Shortens Life Spans for Black Americans, But Not Whites." HealthDay News, December 28, 2021.