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January 12, 2017

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.

January 12, 2017

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.

January 11, 2017

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.

January 11, 2017

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.

January 10, 2017

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. 

January 09, 2017

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.

January 05, 2017

President Barack Obama published a piece of legal commentary Thursday outlining how a president could further reforms made in the criminal justice system.

January 04, 2017

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.

 

January 04, 2017

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.

January 02, 2017

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.

January 01, 2017

Wisconsin's corrections agency — once a key driver of new spending in this state — is no longer the leading edge of state government growth.

January 01, 2017

In a response to the Justice Secretary Liz Truss’ appearance before the Justice Select Committee the British Medical Association, last month, published their response.

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. 

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