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.
One of 10 Forward Promise Innovation Grantees, the Evergreen State College’s educational program, Gateways, offers incarcerated youth the opportunity and support they need to complete their education.
September 10, 2012 | Grantee
Learn how Better Futures Enterprises gives ex-offenders a chance to become productive and valued members of society and connects them with the resources they need—housing, jobs, healthcare, and a supportive community.
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.
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.