On January 5, 2017, then-President Obama published a commentary in the Harvard Law Review outlining the rationale behind his administration’s efforts to advance criminal justice reform, including his commuting the sentences of—or granting clemency to—more
Barack Obama was the first sitting president to tour a federal prison. It was one of many moves he and his administration made to raise awareness of incarceration and the need for criminal justice reform.
To improve treatment of substance use disorder in prison and jail populations, UMass Medical School has teamed up with the departments of corrections in Connecticut and Rhode Island, and the sheriffs in the Massachusetts counties of Middlesex and Barnstable.
To try to find some answers, we turned to someone who's been fighting for reform for decades now, Marc Mauer, executive director of the Sentencing Project, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit committed to working for
The prison system is just starting to navigate the challenges of addressing gender identity in a highly-regulated environment: how to ensure safe and appropriate housing; how to make personal care accommodations; how to provide medical care; and how to educate prison staff along the way.
Prison officials say the Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) budget for inmate health care has been rapidly depleted due to rising prescription costs.
The WMA, along with other organizations involved in medical ethics and human rights, has urged the Iranian authorities to stop using the denial of medical care as a form of punishment against political prisoners being held at Raja’i Shahr Prison.
AS A PHYSICIAN, who treats and supports individuals battling substance abuse, I try to be available when the call for help comes, especially from those involved with the criminal justice system.
Presents findings on health care services in U.S. state prisons, including the number of participating states that provided health services to prisoners by type of service.
He has probed a wide array of additional topics, including the September 11 attacks, prison suicides, health care costs, and the role of money in ...
Nurses in New Hampshire's state prisons are getting a 15 percent pay raise in an effort to recruit more workers and remain competitive amid a growing national demand for nurses.
The District Health Society under Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme on Monday launched a 15 days TB screening programme to find people living with active TB cases in Papum Pare district.
Virginia officials are scrambling to get a grasp on the state's growing opioid epidemic, legislators and health-care leaders said last week.
Benefis Spectrum officials said they will quit providing correctional medicine within the next 60 days due to increasing litigious behavior of inmates and the time it takes to defend the claims.
In recent years, much federal funding has been earmarked to help find solutions to the opioid use and overdose crisis in the nation's rural regions. The effort has included a focus on coal-impacted Appalachian states, including Kentucky.
On The Chad Hasty Show Tuesday, Dr. Kevin Roberts, Executive Vice President of the Texas Public Policy Foundation joined the show to talk about issues in front of the 85th Texas Legislature which is now in session.
This letter of concern and frustration is addressed to our provinces and cities lack of services/assistance with regards to child and youth mental health, as well as criminal justice.
The Illinois House of Representatives on Monday approved a new criminal justice reform bill by a vote of 83-26 during the latest meeting of the General Assembly.
While the presidential race proved to be one of the most divisive in recent memory, a few signs of consensus emerged in Colorado. The subject: mental health.
President Barack Obama published a piece of legal commentary Thursday outlining how a president could further reforms made in the criminal justice system.
In a court filing submitted Wednesday, the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office unveiled plans to build a controversial jail facility for inmates who need acute mental-health and medical treatment.
Recognizing that there is bias in the system is the first step for addressing it. Trump could roll back some of the criminal reform efforts championed by President Obama.
However, the Prisons Act Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 (the “Prisons Act”) and the subsidiary legislations made thereto vests in the President of Nigeria wide powers over the control, administration, security and welfare of prisoners and staff of the Nigerian Prisons Service.
Wisconsin's corrections agency — once a key driver of new spending in this state — is no longer the leading edge of state government growth.