Industry News

February 10, 2015

Jails have become warehouses of people too poor to post bail or too ill with mental health or drug problems to adequately care for themselves, according to a report entitled Incarceration's Front Doo

February 07, 2015

As a result of a four-year, $1-million grant, a pilot program in Indiana's Marion County is screening ex-offenders seeking job and resume training and references for traumatic brain injuries in hopes of reducing the rate of rec

January 21, 2015

Pointing to issues with understaffing, increasing numbers of mentally ill prisoners and private healthcare providers that aren't fulfilling their contracts, the new head of the Florida Department of Corrections told state lawmakers the department needs more funding and oversight, the News Ser

January 18, 2015

From 2001 to 2008, the cost of providing healthcare per inmate increased nationally by an average of 28%, according to a 2013 report by the Pew Research Center that examined cost data from 44 states. During that period, Texas reduced the cost of healthcare per inmate by 12%.

January 18, 2015

A program aimed at decreasing the rate at which former Worcester County prisoners go back to jail will get a boost with a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.

January 07, 2015

Salinas Valley State Prison nurses expressed doubt that a proposed one-size-fits-all approach to medical staffing will work at the high-security facility.

December 29, 2014

New York will require mental health discharge planning for inmates who received treatment in prison. A law taking effect at the end of February says they will also get an appointment with a doctor who can prescribe interim medications.

December 29, 2014

The Illinois Department of Corrections has plans to hire a combination of 100 mental health and security workers at the Dixon Correctional Center for its expanded mental health unit. The goal is to have workers in place by the spring.

December 23, 2014

Prisons house a large number of hepatitis C patients and the Constitution guarantees prisoners the same medical care that's standard in the community but most prison budgets can't handle the price of expensive new treatments for the disease.

December 21, 2014

Girish Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks, says while some states are only starting to find the need for digital health records, 12 New York City correctional facilities successfully implemented EHRs and showed positive results, as outlined in a

December 10, 2014

State Prisons Commissioner David Guice told lawmakers that needed reforms to the system's treatment of mentally ill inmates will cost an additional $20 million for more staffing. Guice was speaking before the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Justice and Public Safety at a meeting focused

December 09, 2014

UConn has recently established a new collaboration to improve healthcare for a vulnerable population with complex medical issues.

December 06, 2014

Federal prisoners will be prohibited from smoking under new rules from the Bureau of Prisons. The smoking ban in federal prisons will target more than 212,000 inmates who will be disciplined if they are caught with cigarettes, cigars, pipes or any other tobacco products, according to the bureau.

December 01, 2014

New York City plans to significantly expand public health services throughout the criminal justice process to reduce the growing number of inmates with mental health and substance abuse problems.

November 24, 2014

The Board of Supervisors approved $9.4 million in appropriations for the implementation and maintenance of an EHR system in Riverside County, Alabama detention facilities.

November 19, 2014

Corizon Health named B. Anderson Flatt as its SVP and CIO. Flatt started his new role with Corizon earlier this month. He was most recently VP and CIO at Cigna-HealthSpring.

November 03, 2014

The trend of rising healthcare costs for prisoners appears to have reversed in many states, according to a report by the State Health Care Spending Project, a colla

October 21, 2014

In Pennsylvania, nearly all inmates serving life terms will die inside prison walls. The Laurel Highlands prison has a full-time hospice service, based in part on a hospice unit in California, which can care for seven inmates at a time.

October 20, 2014

CloudVisit Telemedicine offers telepsychiatry solutions to introduce telemedicine in prisons. With CloudVisit Institution, providers, prisoners and correctional facilities all benefit from online video sessions, the company states.

October 15, 2014

For inmates with intellectual disabilities, autism or traumatic brain injury, prison can be dangerous - they're easily exploited their peers and they have trouble remembering rules, which can lead to disciplinary action and segregation from other inmates, NPR reports.

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