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.
June 28, 2010 | Program Results Report
Greater Trenton Behavioral HealthCare and its partners provided re-entry assistance to 176 incarcerated individuals diagnosed with mental illness through discharge planning, case management and needed follow-up services for 12 months or more.
April 20, 2010 | Program Results Report
Treatment Research Institute developed a pilot project to train public defenders in Pennsylvania to identify clients with substance abuse issues and refer them to appropriate health and social services.
June 1, 2012 | Story
Program that rescues women from substance abuse, incarceration and poverty begins again.
March 26, 2012 | Story
RWJF scholar studies ways to help former inmates survive the difficultand often deadlytransition to freedom.
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.
November 11, 2008 | Program Results Report
Urban Strategies Council led a coalition to design programs and make recommendations to improve access to health care for formerly incarcerated individuals who have reentered the community.
July 29, 2009 | Program Results Report
Each year, hundreds of thousands of people are released from prison, many with health, substance abuse, economic and family problems that need to be addressed in order for them to become productive, law-abiding members of society.
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.
August 1, 2006 | Program Results Report
Brown University examined rearrests among substance-abusing prison inmates to determine whether the costs of providing different levels of substance abuse treatment while incarcerated were offset by savings.
November 1, 2001 | Program Results Report
Genesis Counseling Center led a coalition of Camden County court system officials and treatment providers that worked to establish New Jersey's first "drug courts" in Camden County.