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.
July 23, 2009 | Story
Parrino used his Innovators award to replicate a model program at Riker's Island (New York City's jail).
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.
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.
September 21, 2011 | Journal Article
An adequate prison health care program is necessary for human rights and public health in Haiti.
April 1, 2014 | Report
How the legal system can exacerbate underlying trauma in children—and recommendations for how the child welfare and juvenile justice systems can avoid it.
November 1, 2013 | Journal Article
Former prisoners are at elevated risk of death due to overdose, disease, homicide, suicide and motor vehicle accidents.
August 26, 2010 | Story
Continuity and access issues in prison health care increase lifelong health risks for people who pass through the system.
August 23, 2010 | Story
San Francisco physician receives 2010 RWJF Community Health Leader Award for work with ex-offenders and their families.
July 1, 2008 | Issue Brief
The prevalence of drug use among criminal offenders and the positive rate of growth in the already large incarcerated population, strongly suggest a need to fund cost-effective substance abuse interventions in criminal justice settings.