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.
April 26, 2012 | Program Results Report
Through its MOMobile at Riverside program, the Maternity Care Coalition in Philadelphia provided education and support services to female inmates who were pregnant and/or mothers of young children. RWJF supported the program from 2006 through 2010.
February 23, 2006 | Program Results Report
The Hunter College Center on AIDS, Drugs and Community Health designed and ran Health Link, which provided in-jail and post-release services to women and adolescent inmates ages 16 to 18 at New York City's Rikers Island correctional complex.
August 1, 2000 | Program Results Report
Legal Services for Prisoners with Children enabled Grandparents As Second Parents to test and to disseminate for national use a peer support program it had developed for grandparents raising their grandchildren.
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.
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.
October 14, 2014 | Program Results Report
The Community Advocacy Program in Cleveland paired medical and legal professionals to improve community health in Cleveland by overcoming legal barriers to patient health.
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.
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.
February 8, 2007 | Program Results Report
The Vera Institute of Justice evaluated La Bodega de la Familia, a program operated by the Vera Institute and dedicated to improving family well-being by supporting families of drug users under parole or probation supervision.