Prisoner research – looking back or looking forward?

Bioethics 24 (1):23-26 (2010)
Much has been written about prisoner research and the controversies surrounding prisoners as human subjects. The Institute of Medicine recently released a report addressing some of these issues. This report, which generated further controversy, needs to be fully discussed in the literature and certain aspects are examined in this work. Further, in the body of literature there has been little acknowledgement of the concept of the right of prisoners to be involved in research. This needs to be pursued from an ethical perspective and eventually a legal one. This paper explores that concept and documents some facilities in which a prisoner's right to research has occurred.
Keywords new concepts in prisoner research  prisoners' access to care  prisons in which research has occurred  explication of rights to research  protections for prisoners in research  ethics of prisoner research  rights of prisoners to research
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8519.2009.01777.x
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