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.
September 10, 2012 | Grantee
Learn how Better Futures Enterprises gives ex-offenders a chance to become productive and valued members of society and connects them with the resources they need—housing, jobs, healthcare, and a supportive community.
March 26, 2012 | Story
RWJF scholar studies ways to help former inmates survive the difficultand often deadlytransition to freedom.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 24, 2010 | Program Results Report
North End Outreach Network in Springfield, Mass., expanded outreach to soon-to-be-released inmates and their families and coordinated access to social and medical services once they returned to the community.
April 1, 2008 | 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.