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BJS Releases Data on Maternal Health and Pregnancy Outcomes from Prisons and Jails: Results from a Feasibility Study

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BJS Releases Data on Maternal Health and Pregnancy Outcomes from Prisons and Jails: Results from a Feasibility Study

The Bureau of Justice Statistics, in the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, today released Data on Maternal Health and Pregnancy Outcomes from Prisons and Jails: Results from a Feasibility Study.

The study examined the availability and quality of data, the respondent burden, and the challenges of collecting data on the health and health care of pregnant women in custody at the federal, state, local and tribal levels. BJS will use the findings of this study to help determine the best strategies for implementing national data collections in correctional settings.

“This study is an important step toward addressing the need for more comprehensive data on maternal health and pregnancy outcomes in correctional settings,” said Kevin M. Scott, Ph.D., acting director of BJS.

Title: Data on Maternal Health and Pregnancy Outcomes from Prisons and Jails: Results from a Feasibility Study (NCJ 307326)
Authors: Seri Irazola, Ph.D., former Principal Associate, Abt Associates; Laura M. Maruschak, Statistician, Bureau of Justice Statistics; and Jennifer Bronson, Ph.D., Principal Associate, Abt Associates
Where: https://bjs.ojp.gov/library/publications/data-maternal-health-and-pregnancy-outcomes-prisons-and-jails-results

About the Bureau of Justice Statistics

The Bureau of Justice Statistics of the U.S. Department of Justice is the principal federal agency responsible for collecting, analyzing and disseminating reliable statistics on crime and criminal justice in the United States. Kevin M. Scott, Ph.D, is the acting director. More information about BJS and criminal justice statistics can be found at bjs.ojp.gov.

About the Office of Justice Programs

The Office of Justice Programs provides federal leadership, grants, training, technical assistance and other resources to improve the nation’s capacity to prevent and reduce crime; advance equity and fairness in the administration of justice; assist victims; and uphold the rule of law. More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.

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CONTACT: OJP Media at [email protected]

Originally published at https://www.ojp.gov/news/news-release/bjs-releases-data-maternal-health-and-pregnancy-outcomes

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