This report summarizes what is known about the health of people in prison and jail, the health care they receive, and the effects of incarceration on public health and where and how improvements can be made.
November 1, 2013 | Journal Article
Former prisoners are at elevated risk of death due to overdose, disease, homicide, suicide and motor vehicle accidents.
April 26, 2012 | Program Results Report
Through its MOMobile at Riverside program, the Maternity Care Coalition in Philadelphia provided education and support services to female inmates who were pregnant and/or mothers of young children. RWJF supported the program from 2006 through 2010.
March 15, 2012 | Journal Article
Former inmates face many challenges in the post-release period as drug use and the risk of overdose is highly prevalent due to lack of social support, exposure to drugs in their environment, financial trouble, and difficulty integrating back into the community.
November 14, 2011 | Story
Programs provide health care to recently released inmates in the Bay area and uninsured patients in Albuquerque.
August 26, 2010 | Story
Continuity and access issues in prison health care increase lifelong health risks for people who pass through the system.
August 23, 2010 | Story
San Francisco physician receives 2010 RWJF Community Health Leader Award for work with ex-offenders and their families.
October 31, 2008 | Program Results Report
Staff at Family Justice designed and implemented a comprehensive database designed to support its approach to improving the health and well-being of formerly incarcerated individuals and their families in New York.
February 23, 2006 | Program Results Report
The Hunter College Center on AIDS, Drugs and Community Health designed and ran Health Link, which provided in-jail and post-release services to women and adolescent inmates ages 16 to 18 at New York City's Rikers Island correctional complex.
August 27, 2009 | Program Results Report
An electronic database and map of reentry services available to prisoners returning from New York City's jails to communities in its five boroughs finds services are often inaccessible.
May 23, 2005 | Program Results Report
The Family Life Center, based in Providence, R.I., and founded to help recently released ex-offenders and their families' transition back into the community after release from prison, opened its doors in 2003.