Industry News

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.

December 13, 2016

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.

December 13, 2016

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.

December 12, 2016

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.

December 12, 2016

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.

December 12, 2016

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.

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 D

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.