Autographing Session With: Dr. Homer Venters

Autographing Session With: Dr. Homer Venters

05/31/2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location: Booth 613
Signing Life and Death in Rikers Island


  • Dr. Homer Venters



    Johns Hopkins University Press

Book Information

  1. Book Title Life and Death in Rikers Island
  2. Book Description In Life and Death in Rikers Island, Homer Venters, the former chief medical officer for New York City's jails, explains the profound health risks associated with incarceration. From neglect and sexual abuse to blocked access to care and exposure to brutality, Venters details how jails are designed and run to create new health risks for prisonersall while forcing doctors and nurses into complicity or silence. Pairing prisoner experiences with cutting-edge research into prison risk, Venters reveals the disproportionate extent to which the health risks of jail are meted out to those with behavioral health problems and people of color. February, 2019

Autographing Session Type

  1. Autographing Session Type
    Non Fiction


  1. Genre
    Public Health


  1. Track
    • In-Booth Autographing

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