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.
January 11, 2007 | Journal Article
A High Risk of Death for Former Inmates
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.
July 23, 2009 | Story
Marlatt and colleagues conducted a study in a prison in Seattle in which inmates were given the opportunity to participate in a 10-day Vipassana meditation course.
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.
June 10, 2005 | Program Results Report
Researchers from Northwestern University Medical School interviewed 1,829 youth detained at the juvenile facility in Cook County, Ill., as part of a longitudinal study of the health issues and outcomes of youth in juvenile detention.
January 1, 2003 | Program Results Report
Investigators at the University of New Mexico (UNM) studied the effectiveness of the San Juan County DWI Facility to deter drunken driving in San Juan County, N.M.
February 1, 2003 | Program Results Report
The Community Corrections Improvement Association developed a project informing the public, the media and policymakers about mental health issues facing prison inmates in Iowa and their impact on community safety.
December 1, 2003 | Program Results Report
The Hepatitis C Awareness Project expanded circulation of the Hepatitis C Awareness News and developed a Web site to provide incarcerated adults with information about hepatitis C, a blood-borne virus that causes cirrhosis of the liver.