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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
July 1, 1998 | Program Results Report
The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Self-Help Network, Inc. worked to solidify and expand its network of alcohol and substance abuse self-help groups, known as Self Management and Recovery Training (SMART Recovery).