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.
September 1, 2013 | Report
A workshop summary reports on the health of people in prison, their health care, and the effects of incarceration on public health.
November 1, 2012 | Human Capital Blog Post
The closing session of the APHA meeting focused on incarceration, justice, and health.
January 1, 2009 | Book
In this chapter of the Anthology, Will Bunch, a journalist with the Philadelphia Daily News, looks at Health Link, an early prisoner re-entry program that ran between 1992 and 2002 and was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The program tested the idea of caseworkers helping recently released inmates with jobs, education, health, housing and other social services.
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.
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.
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.
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.