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 10, 2007 | Program Results Report
Staff at the National Commission on Correctional Health Care measured the health outcomes of patients with chronic conditions in correctional institutions in Georgia and Michigan over time.
December 1, 2001 | Program Results Report
The Horticultural Society of New York hired a project coordinator a horticultural program that provides education, counseling, job training, and transitional employment to New York City inmates.
August 1, 2000 | Program Results Report
The Institute for Law and Policy Planning, Inc., Berkeley, Calif., carried out a study of tuberculosis (TB) screening and treatment procedures in jails and community-based health care facilities in two representative California counties.
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.
October 31, 2008 | Program Results Report
Staff at Family Justice designed and implemented a comprehensive database designed to support its approach to improving the health and well-being of formerly incarcerated individuals and their families in New York.
July 24, 2006 | Program Results Report
The University of Miami compared the costs of in-prison and aftercare substance abuse treatment services for criminal offenders with the savings resulting from fewer days of reincarceration.
December 1, 2011 | Program Results Report
Community Oriented Correctional Health Services expanded its juvenile offender program to an additional site and negotiated for a third. The program connects juvenile offenders with health services during and after detention.
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.
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, 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.