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December 30, 2016

HUNDREDS of prisoners infected with Hepatitis C in a Glasgow prison are to receive help to deal with the disease before they are released from custody.

December 23, 2016

SIR – Problems facing the chaotic prison system can be attributed, I believe, to the Government's failure to deal with a mental health crisis.

December 23, 2016

While the most discussed portion of Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposed budget promises to revolve around school funding, his approach to mental-health services in the state also is worthy of attention.

 

December 23, 2016

Mental health and addiction crises rage on in the U.S., destroying people, families and communities nationwide. Still, the vast majority of those who could benefit from treatment do not receive it. 

December 22, 2016

A legislative committee called Thursday for tough funding decisions to be made to get the Department of Corrections back on track after years of neglect. (Nebraska)

December 21, 2016

The 21st Century Cures Act encourages biomedical research investment and facilitates innovation review and approval processes, but also serves as a vehicle for a wide variety of other health-related measures.

December 21, 2016

As the number of older prisoners soars, more inmates are dying in prison of diseases that afflict the elderly, new data from the Department of Justice show.

December 19, 2016

Obscured by the gridlock in Springfield is one promising place where Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Legislature have come together to make progress: criminal justice reform.

December 19, 2016

A former prison doctor has opened a nursing home that will take up to 280 elderly and infirm inmates who otherwise might not have a place to go when they’re paroled.

 

December 19, 2016

The Comprehensive Justice and Mental Health Act of 2015 (H.R. 1854) is a start to the reversal of this inadequate care for our mentally ill who enter the criminal justice system. 

December 18, 2016

Ms Sugden said more than 75 per cent of inmates in Northern Ireland have a mental health or addiction issue. She told the Assembly that there would be an internal review by the Departments of Justice and Health into vulnerable prisoners in custody.

December 18, 2016

The stark, unpalatable reality is that the numbers of prisoners in Australia grew 8 per cent from 36,134 in 2015 to 38,845 in 2016. This is nothing short of scandalous.

December 18, 2016

Improvements in treating the state's mentally ill inmates could have long-term benefits throughout Illinois. About the same number of inmates that enter IDOC also are released each year — most of them returning to the counties where they were convicted. 

December 17, 2016

In the last few years, state prisons, at least, have made changes. They have worked harder to screen out prisoners who are the most vulnerable to the disease and to take measures to lower the risk to inmates who are incarcerated there.

December 16, 2016

This dedicated team provides compassionate care to more than 1,600 inmates of the Texas Department of Justice, working hard to bring a values-based culture to an environment that could be described as an island surrounded by cotton fields and razor wire fences.

December 15, 2016

As the number of older prisoners soars, more inmates are dying in prison of diseases that afflict the elderly, new data from the Department of Justice show.

December 15, 2016

JUF's Government Affairs Committee convened a discussion with State Sens. Julie Morrison, Heather Steans and Chris Nybo, and Secretary of the Illinois Department of Human Services James T. Dimas on Dec.

December 15, 2016

Is it time for change in the world of drug addiction and recovery?

December 15, 2016

The top three issues for Georgia lawmakers, according to Belton and Jones, will be education reform, criminal justice reform, and healthcare reform.

December 15, 2016

The Illinois Department of Corrections is doing something Gov. Bruce Rauner said should have been done well before he took office — training corrections staff to better handle behavioral health issues.

December 14, 2016

For a number of formerly incarcerated individuals, the ER seems like the only logical place to go in a time of medical distress.

December 14, 2016

The Illinois Department of Corrections is taking steps to make sure workers are equipped to handle inmates with behavioral health issues.

December 14, 2016

The departments of health and correctional services are curbing the spread of diseases in prisons. In Mpumalanga 1700 inmates have been tested for communicable and non-communicable diseases. 

December 13, 2016

[There are] huge opportunities for technology to help address some key issues in correctional institutions, and more specifically jail mental health.

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