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.
March 3, 2014 | Journal Article
Provisions of the Affordable Care Act offer new opportunities to apply a public health and medical perspective to the complex relationship between involvement in the criminal justice system and the existence of fundamental health disparities.
January 1, 2009 | Book
In this chapter of the Anthology, Will Bunch, a journalist with the Philadelphia Daily News, looks at Health Link, an early prisoner re-entry program that ran between 1992 and 2002 and was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The program tested the idea of caseworkers helping recently released inmates with jobs, education, health, housing and other social services.
December 4, 2009 | Program Results Report
Researchers at the Urban Institute analyzed the characteristics and experiences of former prisoners returning from prison to homes in Baltimore, Chicago, Cleveland and Houston.
April 1, 2007 | Journal Article
The study's objective focused on the experience of Hurricane Katrina's evacuees to better understand factors influencing evacuation decisions in impoverished, mainly minority communities that were most severely affected by the disaster.
December 23, 2009 | Program Results Report
The commission sought to influence drug policies and practices, held African-American drug policy summits, worked in communities around the country on drug policy issues and disseminated the commission's policy recommendations.
September 1, 2006 | Program Results Report
The Community Justice Institute at Florida Atlantic University conducted a national study designed to answer basic questions about restorative conferencing, an alternative to court for juvenile crime offenders.
December 1, 2003 | Program Results Report
The Hepatitis C Awareness Project expanded circulation of the Hepatitis C Awareness News and developed a Web site to provide incarcerated adults with information about hepatitis C, a blood-borne virus that causes cirrhosis of the liver.