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.
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.
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.
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.
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The top three issues for Georgia lawmakers, according to Belton and Jones, will be education reform, criminal justice reform, and healthcare reform.
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.
Mental health courts provide a voluntary option for criminal offenders.
For a number of formerly incarcerated individuals, the ER seems like the only logical place to go in a time of medical distress.
The Illinois Department of Corrections is taking steps to make sure workers are equipped to handle inmates with behavioral health issues.
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.
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.