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P is for Prison


Scott A. Allen MD’91, professor of medicine at the University of California, Riverside, left, and Josiah Rich, MD, MPH, professor of medicine at Alpert Medical School, with Alex, a Sesame Street character whose father is in jail. Rich and Allen wrote in the Annals of Internal Medicine in October 2014 that “if incarceration has become such a common life experience that it has a home on Sesame Street,” then physicians and policymakers can no longer ignore its impact on economic and health inequality.


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