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.
October 1, 2000 | Program Results Report
New York University and Columbia University planned, implemented, and evaluated a demonstration program designed to reduce substance-abuse relapse and criminal recidivism among felony offenders released from prison.
March 1, 2010 | Journal Article
Women in jail are more likely to suffer from medical, psychiatric and drug dependence than incarcerated men, although men suffer more alcohol dependence, according to a survey of U.S. inmates.
February 3, 2010 | Journal Article
This article examines the relationship between a history of incarceration and access to medical care. Inmates have a higher burden of chronic disease than the general public and face disruptions in health care both during and after incarceration. Little is known about ex-offenders' use of medical care following incarceration.
April 13, 2009 | Journal Article
This article examines the relationship between incarceration and cardiovascular disease among young adults. Previous incarceration is linked to hypertension and left ventricular hypertrophy in young adults.
January 11, 2007 | Journal Article
A High Risk of Death for Former Inmates
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.
March 5, 2014 | Story
A Project L/EARN alumnus works to reduce recidivism through support and treatment.
September 1, 2013 | Report
A workshop summary reports on the health of people in prison, their health care, and the effects of incarceration on public health.
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.
April 18, 2011 | Program Results Report
In 2004, the Brookline Community Mental Health Center and Brookline High School established the Brookline Resilient Youth Team. It provides counseling and academic help to high school students who are re-entering school after a personal emergency.