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.
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.
August 27, 2009 | Program Results 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.
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.
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 26, 2012 | Story
RWJF scholar studies ways to help former inmates survive the difficultand often deadlytransition to freedom.
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.
January 13, 2011 | Program Results Report
The program focused on assisting juvenile justice systems in 10 communities to work with alcohol and drug treatment providers and community members to help teens not only in trouble with the law but also with drug and alcohol problems.
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.
January 28, 2010 | Program Results Report
Investigators at the University of Pittsburgh coordinated a longitudinal study of 1,355 serious adolescent offenders in Philadelphia and Phoenix to learn what paths led them to continued engagement with the criminal justice system or away from it.
January 1, 2010 | Book
In this chapter of the Anthology, Sara Solovitch, a California-based freelance writer and former columnist for the San Jose Mercury News, examines the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Reclaiming Futures program.