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.
[There are] huge opportunities for technology to help address some key issues in correctional institutions, and more specifically jail mental health.
State Auditor Jim Zeigler today offered a list of 12 ideas for Alabama's overcrowded and understaffed prison system, including the voluntary relocation of some inmates to other states.
The latest Review of Assaults on Operational Prison Staff by Prisoners from the State Claims Agency confirms some troubling indicators in relation to prisoner health in Ireland, writes Lloyd Mudiwa.
Parole of aging and chronically ill inmates, more transitional housing for inmates, and more mental health courts are among the recommendations in the final report of a corrections and criminal justice task force created three years ago.
The White House created a data-driven initiative that basically uses data from the criminal justice system and melds it with the healthcare ecosystem to identify intervention for people with mental health problems who broke the law but actually needs the right care from the health department.
Six months of exhaustive study, following years of debate and sometimes failed plans, has resulted in a game-changing half-billion dollar criminal justice reform and new jail proposal that Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett hopes will result in a fairer system and healthier Marion County.
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.
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
Precious Bedell is devoted to improving the lives of people affected by incarceration.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 D
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.
New York's Assembly has proposed Medicaid coverage for high-need state prison and local jail inmates starting 30 days before their release.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.