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.
February 17, 2014 | New Public Health Post
A recent essay by columnist Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times looked at a critical problem faced by jails across the country, which often double as behavioral health treatment centers.
June 14, 2013 | Culture of Health Post
Sesame Street releases an episode about the children of prisoners as part of "Little Children, Big Challenges" series.
June 13, 2013 | New Public Health Post
A White House “Champions of Change” event yesterday honored 12 men and women who spent their careers improving the lives of children who have a parent in prison. Sesame Street released a toolkit to be distributed to jails, schools and therapists.
November 1, 2012 | Human Capital Blog Post
The closing session of the APHA meeting focused on incarceration, justice, and health.
April 27, 2014 | Human Capital Blog Post
For National Minority Health Month, RWJF Scholar Elizabeth Barnert blogs on the need to recognize to address the impact of incarceration on minority health.
April 25, 2014 | Human Capital Blog Post
For National Minority Health Month blog carnival, Raymond Perry blogs on serving minority communities.
February 3, 2014 | New Public Health Post
A key session at the National Association of Counties (NACo) Health Initiatives Forum held last week in San Diego focused on the opportunities and implementation challenges of the Affordable Care Act for inmates of county jails.
November 14, 2013 | New Public Health Post
The Target Corporation, one of the largest employers in the United States, announced that the company will remove the criminal history question from its initial employment application. We spoke with Justin Terrell about jobs and health.