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 14, 2011 | Story
Programs provide health care to recently released inmates in the Bay area and uninsured patients in Albuquerque.
August 23, 2010 | Story
San Francisco physician receives 2010 RWJF Community Health Leader Award for work with ex-offenders and their families.
December 1, 2011 | Program Results Report
Community Oriented Correctional Health Services expanded its juvenile offender program to an additional site and negotiated for a third. The program connects juvenile offenders with health services during and after detention.
October 1, 2005 | Journal Article
March 23, 2007 | Program Results Report
In separate studies, researchers at the RAND Corporation and the Public Health Institute collected and analyzed data related to the implementation of California's Proposition 36, the Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act.
June 27, 2007 | Program Results Report
The RAND Corporation examined whether there were racial disparities in access to health care, satisfaction with services and perceived quality of life among people participating in substance abuse treatment programs.
July 31, 2007 | Program Results Report
Researchers at RAND Corp. studied the implementation of California's Proposition 36, a program that diverts people convicted of nonviolent drug-possession offenses from incarceration to parole with drug treatment.
July 24, 2006 | Program Results Report
The University of Miami compared the costs of in-prison and aftercare substance abuse treatment services for criminal offenders with the savings resulting from fewer days of reincarceration.
June 1, 2001 | Program Results Report
The Robert F. Kennedy Memorial established the National Juvenile Justice Project to rehabilitate young offenders through programs that deal with the possible causes of criminal behavior.
August 1, 2000 | Program Results Report
The Institute for Law and Policy Planning, Inc., Berkeley, Calif., carried out a study of tuberculosis (TB) screening and treatment procedures in jails and community-based health care facilities in two representative California counties.