Industry News

December 12, 2016

New research that found less than a quarter of New Zealanders account for more than 80% of social costs, such as crime and welfare payments, will be a "huge boost" to tackling problems, its lead researcher says.

July 27, 2016

The 9th Annual Academic & Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health in Baltimore, Maryland highlighted the positive impact of criminal justice and public health collaborations, successful community transition programs post release and how implementation science can improve inmate health

May 12, 2016

Precious Bedell is devoted to improving the lives of people affected by incarceration.

May 05, 2016

Dr. Warren J. Ferguson calls mass incarceration a problem of historic proportions and shares with Family Medicine educators how they can be a part of changing the cycle of criminal justice involvement during the final plenary at the STFM Annual Spring Conference May 4.

April 23, 2016
Maryland's prison agency is enrolling in Medicaid fewer than a tenth of those who leave prisons and jails every year, according to state data. Few other states that have expanded Medicaid under the health law are doing any better, specialists say.
April 17, 2016
Centurion has begun to move into nine North Florida prisons, an initial step toward providing care for more than 80,000 inmates. The DOC said it transition into 32 other facilities by May 31.
April 17, 2016

Connecticut is expanding a methadone treatment to prisoners over the next year. The medical director of the Connecticut Department of Corrections says their goal is to treat 1,000 prisoners per year at an estimated cost of $4 million.

March 30, 2016
The budget negotiated by New York's legislative leaders and Gov. Andrew Cuomo would authorize Medicaid coverage for "high needs" state prison and local jail inmates starting 30 days before their release.
March 28, 2016
Fewer than a quarter of federal prisons have maintained adequate medical staffs in recent years despite a nearly $200 million increase in funding for medical care, according to a report from the Justice Depa
March 28, 2016
A growing number of inmates in Washington's Cowlitz County have serious mental health problems, so county commissioners approved a $228,000 annual contract with Correct Care Solutions to provide mental healthcare workers at the jail 24 hours a day.
March 25, 2016

New York's Assembly has proposed Medicaid coverage for high-need state prison and local jail inmates starting 30 days before their release.

March 22, 2016
Health officials are training soon-to-be-released inmates to use the overdose-reversal drug naloxone to save others and sometimes themselves, according to The Washington Post.
March 16, 2016
According to Human Rights Watch, from 2007 to 2010, the increase in the elderly population being sentenced to state and federal prison outpaced the increase in the total population by 94 to 1.
March 14, 2016
A pilot program, launched in Harris County, Texas in 2013 as part of an effort to reduce the numbers of mentally ill people locked up in local jails, may be working.
March 14, 2016
Three bid packages were opened from companies hoping to contract with Houston County to provide medical services at the jail. New state standards went into effect in 2015, and while the county jail was fine according to the old criteria, some problems were identified under the new rules.
March 13, 2016
Partnership HealthPlan of California teamed up with 11 community organizations to remove barriers preventing individuals from accessing quality care.
March 13, 2016
Corizon Health appointed Douglas Thompson as EVP and CFO. Thompson will report to CEO Karey Witty and serve on the company's Senior Executive Leadership Team, which sets strategic direction for the company.
January 18, 2016
Los Angeles County mental health officials and police are increasingly looking to urgent care centers as an alternative to jail beds or overcrowded psychiatric ERs for people in the throes of a mental health crisis.
January 17, 2016
The Florida Department of Corrections is moving forward with finding private prison healthcare providers after Corizon Health terminated its contract with the state in December.
January 15, 2016
The American Correctional Association is reshaping national accreditation standards to ease solitary confinement stays for inmates. Proposals range from mandatory healthcare visits and mental illness treatment for inmates in segregation to more time out of cells for recreation and education.
December 26, 2015
New York prison guards and justice system staff workers who come into direct contact with state inmates will be required to undergo annual training to recognize symptoms of poor mental health and suicide risk.
December 21, 2015
A group of health professionals and researchers have received grants to study treatments for substance use disorders and hepatitis C among people incarcerated in state prisons. Experts in implementation science will guide treatment teams working in designated U.S.
December 19, 2015
The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) Division of Mental Health and Addiction launched Recovery Works, a statewide voucher-based specialty behavioral health program for uninsured felony offenders with mental illness or substance use disorder.
December 17, 2015
The Excellence in Mental Health Act is being called by criminal justice reform experts a "common-sense solution" to the crisis of mentally ill inmates flooding U.S. prisons.
December 16, 2015
UMass Medical School will take the fight against the ongoing opioid crisis within prison walls through a new health collaborative with a focus on bringing evidence-based treatment for substance abuse and Hepatitis C to prisons and jails.