The Scottish Government must produce a plan for healthcare in prisons to reach the same level as in the rest of the country within two years, a Holyrood committee has said.
The United States runs the largest immigration detention system in the world and it’s set to grow dramatically due to the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration, promising huge profits for the private prison industry that houses the majority of detainees.
Sixty-five percent of the U.S. prison population is addicted to drugs or alcohol, but only 11 percent receive treatment, according to a study by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse.
Given the advantages of patient-centered medical homes, it would make sense to apply the team-oriented principles to one of our most underserved populations: incarcerated individuals.
As cities and towns across the country try to grapple with the ongoing opioid epidemic, the country's prisons are not immune to the dangerous, and sometimes fatal, effects of substance abuse.
National HealthCare Corporation (NYSE MKT: NHC) announced today that long-time health care technology leader B. Anderson “Andy” Flatt has joined the company as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer.
South Dakota prison inmates with failing health could be released to their families or placed in hospice care under a bill sponsored by a state representative from Nisland.
Cascade County is moving toward hiring a different company to provide medical health care at the Adult Detention Center, with the preliminary recommendation going to Planned Parenthood of Montana, county commissioners said Thursday.
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.