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Document 029736
Medical Problems Of State And Federal Prisoners And Jail Inmates, 2011-12
By Berzofsky, Marcus; Maruschak, Laura M.; Unangst, Jennifer. U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) (Washington, DC).
This report "[p]resents the prevalence of medical problems among state and federal prisoners and jail inmates, highlighting differences in rates of chronic conditions and infectious diseases by demographic characteristic. The report describes health care services and treatment received by prisoners and jail inmates with health problems, including doctor's visits, use of prescription medication, and other types of treatment. It also explains reasons why inmates with health problems were not recei... Read More
23 pages
Document 029775
Understanding Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations
By Keller, Jeffrey E.. corrections.com (Scituate, MA).
Concerns with the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force's (USPSTF) recommendations for mammogram breast cancer screening and how these could impact screening mammography in prisons are explained. Sections of this article cover: what the USPSTF suggested for mammograms; what evidence the USPSTF reviewed; whether other respected organizations came to the similar conclusions after reviewing the evidence as USPSTF did; what the benefit is of screening mammography in women aged 40-49; what the harms... Read More
5 pages
Document 030155
Predictive Analytics in Health Care and Criminal Justice: Three Case Studies
By Butler, Ben. Community Oriented Correctional Health Services (COCHS) (Oakland, CA).
"Organizations in both the health care and criminal justice fields have been using predictive analytics for a while, but predictive analytics are just beginning to be used in what may best be described as the hybrid field of health care and criminal justice. Predictive analytics are deployed in this hybrid field to anticipate the health needs of the justice-involved, and use this information to treat mental illness as well as other health problems. The underlying assumption is that these pre-emp... Read More

14 pages
Document 031426
Toolkit: State Strategies to Enroll Justice-Involved Individuals in Health Coverage
By Zemel, Sarabeth; Cardwell, Anita; Corso, Chiara. Jacob & Valeria Langeloth Foundation (New York, NY). National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) (Portland. ME).
Health insurance options available through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) offer new opportunities to enroll individuals involved in the criminal justice system into coverage and provide access to physical and behavioral health services critical to their successful reentry into the community. Many individuals involved in the criminal justice system are now eligible for Medicaid under the ACA, including many young, low-income males who did not previously qualify for Medicaid. With one exception, fe... Read More

Document 031353
Who Gets Time for Federal Drug Offenses? Data Trends and Opportunities for Reform
By Taxy, Samuel A.; Kotonias, Cybele. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) (Washington, DC). Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections (CCTF) (Washington, DC); Urban Institute (Washington, DC).
"Almost half of the 195,809 federally sentenced individuals in the Bureau of Prisons are serving time for drug trafficking offenses, but little is known about their criminal histories or the nature of their offenses. This brief examines both, finding that many people in federal prison for drug crimes have minimal or no criminal histories, and most were not convicted of violent or leading roles. Nonetheless, many serve long prison sentences due to mandatory minimum sentencing laws. Lasting reduct... Read More

3 pages
Document 031201
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Confinement Settings: A Review for Correctional Professionals
By Brown, Jerrod; Hesse, Mario L.; Wartnik, Anthony; Long-McGie, Jeffrey; Andrews, Tina; Weaver, Mary; Olson, Janae; Burger, Phyllis; Kolakowsky-Hayner, Stephanie A.; Rohret, Bob.
"Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a serious lifelong disorder that has been largely understudied within the context of corrections. FASD is a complicated, and often misunderstood and challenging disorder. Individuals with FASD who are confined to a correctional setting may be perceived as lazy, manipulative, irritating and self-defeating, especially when correctional staff lack an awareness and understanding of the disorder. The aim of this article is to present suggested approaches tha... Read More

19 pages
Document 029838
Bridging the Gap: Improving the Health of Justice-Involved People through Information Technology
By Davis, Chelsea; Cloud, David. Vera Institute of Justice. Substance Use and Mental Health Program (SUMH) (New York, NY).
"On September 17, 2014, the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) convened a two-day conference in Rockville, Maryland called Bridging the Gap: Improving the Health of Justice-Involved People through Information Technology. The meeting aimed to address the problems of disconnected justice and health systems and to develop solutions by describing barriers, benefits, and best practices for connecting community providers and correctional facilities using health ... Read More

36 pages
Document 031459
Medicaid Administrative Claiming and Targeted Case Management: Opportunities for Public Safety [Webinar]
By Rosenberg, Steven; Jenkins, Mack; Mellgren, Linda; Crawford, Greg. National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
This webinar will: define roles that criminal justice professionals play in Medicaid Administrative Claiming (MAC) and Targeted Case Management (TCM); define service needs of justice involved individuals; highlight community corrections and criminal justice agency examples of resource utilization; explain strategies for meeting increased demand for healthcare services under the Affordable Care Act; and differentiate between MAC and TCM. The webinar aims to: demonstrate that MAC and TCM are excel... Read More

65 minutes
Document 030193
Prison Inmates' Prerelease Application for Medicaid: Take-up Rates in Oregon
By Mallik-Kane, Kamala ; Liberman, Akiva ; Dubay, Lisa ; Jannetta, Jesse. National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC). Urban Institute (Washington, DC).
"People leaving prison often return to the community lacking health insurance and thus access to appropriate health care. Many have mental illness, substance abuse, and other health issues that need treatment and compound reintegration challenges. Left untreated, they are at risk of falling into a cycle of relapse, reoffending, and reincarceration. Providing Medicaid coverage upon release has the potential to improve continuity of care that may interrupt this cycle. This report examines whether ... Read More

11 pages
Document 029881
Questions & Answers: The Affordable Care Act and County Jails
By Rowings, Kathy; Whitacre, Andrew; Gilmore, Maeghan. Public Welfare Foundation (Washington, DC). National Association of Counties (NACo) (Washington, DC).
"The implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has set off reforms in health care systems across the country, including in county jails … Many of those who cycle in and out of county jails may now be able to obtain health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace or expanded Medicaid. County jails are therefore in a unique position to connect those in their custody with health insurance during pretrial detention or prior to discharge. Evidence suggests this could contribute to red... Read More

4 pages
Document 029907
Forgotten Women: Incarceration and Health Concerns of Minority Women
By Whitehead, Chaundra L.; McDade, Regina; Mites-Campbell, Mary.
Issues regarding health conditions and health education of incarcerated minority women are discussed in this paper. Topics covered include: incarcerated women's health care—infectious and chronic diseases, disease-specific care, mental health, and programs specifically for incarcerated females; health education programs in prison—education strategies from intake to reentry, and collaborative prison-community partnerships; return to the community-- post release access to care; and a conclusion ex... Read More

9 pages
Document 029625
Corrections and Reentry: Protected Health Information Privacy Framework for Information Sharing
By Abernathy, Christina. U. S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) (Washington, DC). American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) (Lexington, VA); Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA) (Hagerstown, MD); Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) (Tallahassee, FL); Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global) (Tallahassee, FL).
"This resource was designed to enable correctional entities to comply with HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2 in the receipt or sharing of PHI [public health information], whether the correctional entity meets HIPAA’s designation of a “covered entity,”17 is determined by 42 CFR Part 2 to be a “federally assisted program,”18 or does not meet either criteria. The tools within the resource may be used by any correctional entity interested in articulating its commitment to protecting PHI and implementing the c... Read More
137 pages
Document 031457
Health Literacy: Enhancing Access to Health Care for Justice-Involved Individuals [Webinar]
By Julie, McKinney; Shavit, Shira; Griffith, Nancy; Joplin, Lore. National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
This webinar explains: what health literacy has to do with accessing health care; what literacy is; what health literacy is; the five steps of health literacy—find health information, understand it, evaluate it, communicate it, and use it; the health literacy of U.S. adults; health literacy is disproportionate; barriers to good health literacy; what needs to be done; prevalence of disease; health risks following release; transitional care—continuity of care; barriers to care; Transitions Clinic... Read More

90 minutes
Document 029820
Health Coverage and County Jails: Suspension vs. Termination
National Association of Counties (NACo) (Washington, DC).
"Medicaid allows for—and the federal government encourages—continued eligibility for coverage for a person who is incarcerated. Although the ACA [Affordable Care Act] did not address suspension versus termination, for states that are expanding Medicaid the number of inmates eligible for coverage will increase dramatically and the benefits to counties of suspending instead of terminating their coverage will be substantial" (p. 1). This brief addresses issues associated with suspending Medicaid co... Read More
4 pages
Document 028222
Mapping the Criminal Justice System to Connect Justice-Involved Individuals with Treatment and Health Care under the Affordable Care Act
NIC-TA#14C1011; National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
"By working together to build a visual portrait of how individuals progress through the criminal justice system, health and justice stakeholders gain better understanding of their respective policies and practices. In addition, mapping allows jurisdictions to consider decision points throughout the entire criminal justice system when exploring opportunities to enroll criminal justice-involved individuals in insurance coverage. This guide is for states and local jurisdictions interested in using ... Read More
21 pages
Document 028226
Justice-Involved Health Information: Policy and Practice Advances in Connecticut
By Trestman, Robert L.; Aseltine, Rob H., Jr..
"Sharing health information across correctional boundaries presents many challenges. Three such projects in Connecticut may be of value in informing other jurisdictions of similar opportunities. This article describes the development and implementation of an interagency release of information (ROI) document and process, a voucher program to provide discharge medications at the time of release, and a statewide research-oriented health information network" (p. 1). Sections of this article include:... Read More
11 pages
Document 028237
Meaningful Use and Corrections: Unknown Opportunities
By Butler, Ben. Community Oriented Correctional Health Services (COCHS) (Oakland, CA).
"Meaningful use is the linchpin of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs, established under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act to provide incentive payments to eligible providers that adopt and demonstrate “meaningful use” of certified EHR [electronic health record] technology. Providers demonstrate meaningful use by “attesting” to certain criteria for different stages of meaningful use … This article provides an overview of the meaningful ... Read More
15 pages
Document 028236
Health Reform and Public Safety: New Opportunities, Better Outcomes [Internet Broadcast]
By Burroughs-Biron, Dee; Crawford, Greg; Green, Katie; Griffith, Nancy; Jenkins, Mack; Joplin, Lore; Maurer, Kathleen; Rosenberg, Steven . National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
Research shows that there are a disproportionate number of justice involved individuals suffering from chronic illness and/ or mental health and substance abuse disorders. We also know that a majority of the justice-involved individuals are young adults and unemployed or earn an income that is well below the federal poverty line leaving them without the ability to obtain health care. There is now an opportunity to enhance collaboration between the criminal justice/corrections and healthcare syst... Read More
161 minutes
Document 028258
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Pretrial System: A "Front Door" to Health and Safety
Public Welfare Foundation (Washington, DC). National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies (NAPSA) (Washington, DC).
"The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides an historic opportunity for millions of low-income individuals to obtain insurance coverage for their physical and behavioral health care needs. For the last several years, diverse behavioral health advocates, health care providers and community-based prevention organizations, have worked to understand the implications of the ACA on the justice-involved population. Much of the conversation has been centered on the disproportionately ... Read More
15 pages
Document 028283
State Prison Health Care Spending: An Examination
Pew Charitable Trusts. State Health Care Spending Project (Washington, DC); John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (Chicago. IL).
"Under the landmark 1976 Estelle v. Gamble decision, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed that prisoners have a constitutional right to adequate medical attention and concluded that the Eighth Amendment is violated when corrections officials display “deliberate indifference” to an inmate’s medical needs. The manner in which states manage prison health care services that meet these legal requirements affects not only inmates’ health, but also the public’s health and safety and taxpayers’ total correct... Read More
32 pages
Document 028277
Maximizing Medicaid: An Innovative Approach to Finance Health Care for Criminal Justice Populations [Webinar]
By de la Gueronniere, Gabrielle; Appel, William; Catlett, Terri L.; Huggins, Larry; Osher, Fred. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) (Washington, DC). National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC) (New York, NY).
"This webinar explains and clarifies the issues related to allowable uses of federal Medicaid funds for incarcerated individuals, and provides an example of how corrections departments can leverage cost savings as a result. The discussion focuses on the challenges related to implementation and establishment of cross-agency collaboration, and the subsequent successes and cost savings that can be achieved." The agenda of this webinar is: "Introduction" by Fred Osher; "Financing Health Care for Ind... Read More
81 minutes + 55 pages
Document 028424
Medicaid: Information on Inmate Eligibility and Federal Costs for Allowable Services
U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) (Washington, DC).
"Financing health care for inmates can be a significant portion of state correctional spending for some states with health care costs ranging from an estimated 6 percent to 33 percent of institutional corrections spending in 2008, the most recent estimate available. The combination of expanded Medicaid eligibility and enhanced funding for those newly eligible as allowed under PPACA [Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act] gives states additional incentives to enroll inmates in Medicaid and o... Read More
11 pages
Document 029550
On Life Support: Public Health in the Age of Mass Incarceration
By Cloud, David. Vera Institute of Justice (New York, NY).
This report is an excellent introduction to the relationship between incarceration and public health and its significance for society. It is essential reading for anyone working within the fields of corrections and public health. Sections cover: the burden of disease behind bars—mental health, substance use and addiction, infectious disease, chronic disease, violence and self-harm, greater health disparities for women, and geriatric health; conditions of confinement and health—overcrowding, soli... Read More
36 pages
Document 029598
A Note on HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2: Dispelling the Myths about Justice-Health Information Sharing
By Matz, Adam K.. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) (Washington, DC). American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) (Lexington, KY).
"HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) and 42 CFR Part 2 (Title 42: Public Health, Part 2—Confidentiality of Substance Abuse Patient Records) are two of the most commonly cited barriers to cross-domain information sharing" (p. 1). This brief takes the ten most common myths about justice-health information sharing and explains the realities behind them.... Read More
5 pages
Document 028339
Health Coverage and Care for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System: The Role of Medicaid and CHIP
By Acoca, Leslie; Stephens, Jessica; Van Vleet, Amanda. Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.
"This brief provides an overview of the health and mental health needs of girls and boys in the juvenile justice system and the role of Medicaid in addressing those needs. It focuses on the circumstances of those girls and boys who are placed in juvenile justice residential facilities, the discontinuity of Medicaid coverage for those youth, and the options for improving coverage, continuity of care and access to needed services post-discharge, including new opportunities provided by the Afforda... Read More
15 pages
Document 029547
Most States Cut Imprisonment and Crime
Pew Charitable Trusts (Washington, DC).
This is an excellent infographic showing how reductions in incarceration lead to decreases in crime. "Over the past five years, the majority of states have reduced their imprisonment rates while experiencing less crime. The relationship between incarceration and crime is complex, but states continue to show that it is possible to reduce both at the same time." A bar chart shows the change in imprisonment rate compared to the change in crime rate over the period of 2008 through 2013 for all 50 st... Read More
Document 028449
Bridging the Gap Between Health and Justice
By Gideon, Lior.
This article "aims to demonstrate how public health issues are inherent in numerous aspects of the criminal justice system. Then it will offer a conceptual framework for applying many of the fundamental principles of public health to the realm of criminal justice—whether specifically to those who are incarcerated or otherwise under supervision of the justice system or, more broadly, to a broader range of social ills" (p. 1). Sections of this report cover: the nexus of health and justice; sentenc... Read More
9 pages
Document 027778
Facilitating Health Care Coverage for Juvenile Justice-Involved Youth
By Zemel, Sarabeth; Mooney, Kimm; Justice, Diane. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (Chicago, IL). Models for Change (Washington, DC).
“As states and juvenile justice stakeholders work to facilitate health coverage and access for system-involved youth, they can draw upon the experiences of their counterparts across the country to improve eligibility, enrollment, and outreach processes. Medicaid eligibility strategies in several states have already facilitated seamless coverage for juvenile justice-involved youth, and consumer assistance programs created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will provide additional resources to suppo... Read More
4 pages
Document 028050
Facilitating Access to Health Care Coverage for Juvenile Justice-Involved Youth
By Zemel, Sarabeth; Mooney, Kimm; Justice, Diane; Baudouin, Katie. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (Chicago, IL). National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) (Portland, ME); Models for Change (Washington, DC).
Anyone dealing with the provision of services to justice-involved youth should read this publication. “This report outlines federal and state eligibility, enrollment, and outreach strategies that can help facilitate seamless coverage for system-involved youth. Adoption of these initiatives has the potential to improve the lives of juvenile justice-involved youth and their families, increase their ability to remain in the community, and ultimately, reduce recidivism. Key to the success of these s... Read More
30 pages
Document 027180
The Implications of the Affordable Care Act on People Involved with the Criminal Justice System
Council of State Governments (CSG). Justice Center (Lexington, KY).
“This brief provides an overview of the implications of the ACA [Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act] for adults involved with the criminal justice system, as well as information about how professionals in the criminal justice field can help this population access the services now available to them” (p. 1). Sections of this publication cover: the opportunity to increase access to community health for offenders by removing financial barriers to obtaining health insurance; what ACA means to... Read More
6 pages
Document 027288
Opportunities for Information Sharing to Enhance Health and Public Safety Outcomes: A Report by the Criminal Justice and Health Collaboration Project, Version 1
By Parker, Scott; Mallik-Kane, Kamala; Horvath, Aaron. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Criminal Justice and Health Collaboration Project Working Group; IJIS Institute (Ashburn, VA); Urban Institute (Washington, DC).
“This report was designed as a resource for the justice and health fields to: Identify the full range of beneficial information exchanges between the criminal justice and healthcare systems; Provide detail on specific information exchanges within the context of routine criminal justice and health operations; Serve as a guide to policymakers and practitioners seeking to implement information exchange, by offering detail on workflow and implementation issues; and, Offer a “blueprint” to certain sp... Read More
148 pages
Document 027545
Flow Charts of Jail Procedures: Health Intake, Assessment, and Routine Care Procedures in County Jails
By Barton, Keith; Dubose, Michael; Harrison, Edward. Community Oriented Correctional Health Services (COCHS) (Oakland, CA).
Materials on this website address the issue of health care service provision in many county jails. Access is provided to: “ Health Intake, Assessment, and Routine Care Processes in County Jails: A Brief Overview for a NACo Webinar Presented on February 24, 2012”; and a series of flow charts for the Intake Process, Sick Call, and Discharge Planning.... Read More
Document 027623
Health and Incarceration: A Workshop Summary
By Smith, Amy. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) (Princeton, NJ). National Research Council (U.S.) (Washington, DC); Institute of Medicine (IOM) (Washington, DC).
“Over the past four decades, the rate of incarceration in the United States has skyrocketed to unprecedented heights, both historically and in comparison to that of other developed nations. At far higher rates than the general population, those in or entering U.S. jails and prisons are prone to many health problems. This is a problem not just for them, but also for the communities from which they come and to which, in nearly all cases, they will return. Health and Incarceration is the summary of... Read More
67 pages
Document 027663
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Justice-Involved Populations
Community Oriented Correctional Health Services (COCHS) (Oakland, CA).
The answers to the eleven most asked questions about providing health care in a correctional setting as directed by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are given. This is important information for correctional agencies trying to address the costs they incur in the provision of inmate health services.... Read More
5 pages
Document 027667
Prisoner Classification and Gang Activity
This article provides a brief but very informative explanation of how courts rule on cases involving custodial risk levels based on the previous gang activity of the prisoner. Sections cover: issue introduction; classifying gang members; Michigan’s Security Threat Group (STG); quantum of evidence; due process; and failure to classify.... Read More
8 pages
Document 027556
Jails And Health Information Technology: A Framework For Creating Connectivity
By Butler, Ben. Community Oriented Correctional Health Services (COCHS) (Oakland, CA).
This paper “shares insights from the experiences of five jurisdictions working to implement different forms of HIT connectivity. Although there is no turnkey solution, there are lessons to be learned. [The] intent here is to share these lessons with those interested in improving health care in jail environments and with jurisdictions that are looking for ways to create connectivity in their communities” (p. 5). Sections of this report cover: bridging the islands between jail management systems,... Read More
29 pages
Document 027986
Health Care Reform and County Criminal Justice Systems: An Introduction to Health Care Reform and the Opportunities and Challenges for County Criminal Justice Systems
Crime and Justice Institute (CRJ) (Boston, MA); California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Sacramento, CA); California States Sheriffs’ Association (CSSA) (Sacramento, CA); Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC) (Sacramento, CA).
“This course provides an overview of how upcoming changes to California’s health care system will impact local criminal justice systems. Speakers compare and contrast health care in the county corrections systems today with health care in the years to come under the Affordable Care Act. A framework for providing health care to the criminal justice population is presented to facilitate preparations at the county level that can help to maximize criminal justice resources. Highlights include: How i... Read More
Document 027985
RCA: Root Cause Analysis Tool Kit--Draft
California Correctional Health Care Services (Elk Grove, CA).
“In health care and other industries, such as aviation, it is common practice to conduct a Root Cause Analysis (RCA) when an adverse event or “near miss” occurs. In a Root Cause Analysis (RCA), a team uses a structured method to analyze an event, determine the fundamental causes of what went wrong, and take action to prevent the event from occurring in the future. This tool kit includes tools and techniques used by other healthcare organizations, like the Joint Commission and Department of Veter... Read More
48 pages
Document 027852
Medicaid and Financing Health Care for Individuals Involved with the Criminal Justice System
By Belnap, Dan; de la Gueronniere, Gabrielle; Samuels, Paul. Legal Action Center (LAC) (New York, NY); Council of State Governments (CSG). Justice Center (Lexington, KY).
“This brief outlines opportunities for states and local jurisdictions to improve public health and safety outcomes, and reduce spending on corrections and health care services by maximizing the appropriate use of Medicaid coverage for people involved with the criminal justice system.” Sections discuss: federal Medicaid rules on coverage of criminal justice populations; what Medicaid entails; allowable uses of Medicaid for incarcerated persons; understanding Medicaid enrollment, suspension, and t... Read More
30 pages
Document 027665
Managing Prison Health Care Spending
Pew Charitable Trusts. State Health Care Spending Project (Washington, DC); John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (Chicago, IL).
“This report examines Pew’s findings on state prison health care spending and explores the factors driving costs higher. It also illustrates a variety of promising approaches that states are taking to address these challenges … These examples offer important lessons as policymakers seek the best ways to make their correctional health care systems effective and affordable” (p. 4). Sections of this publication include: overview; the challenge for the states—location, staffing, and inmate transport... Read More
44 pages
Document 029630
On the Road Again: The Dangers of Transporting Ailing Inmates
By Mason, Christian; Burke, Tod W.; Owen, Stephen S..
"Every day, in communities throughout America, correctional officers, sheriff’s deputies and federal marshals must transport inmates from secure facilities to medical clinics and hospitals for treatment. Every transport is a risky venture for corrections officials, medical staff and the public, because the possibility that the inmate may seize an opportunity to escape is ever-present. This article will examine the problems posed and the risks inherent anytime an inmate is removed from the securi... Read More
7 pages
Document 024973
Reduce Costs, Lower Risks, Enhance Healthcare Services: The Promise of Effective Pharmaceutical Management [Satellite/Internet Broadcast]
National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
As jurisdictions across the nation attempt to do more with less, the effects of pharmacy management today will have long lasting and costly effects on the broader health care outcomes of tomorrow, in particular, the effectiveness of treatments for inmates with chronic illnesses, infectious diseases and comorbidities. This program will provide clarity around pharmacy management, why it is important to all jurisdictions, and methods for improving existing operations. This 3-hour program broadca... Read More
2 video DVDs (155 minutes)
Document 019466
Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, February 2004
National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
Contents of these proceedings include: meeting highlights; Domestic Preparedness and the Impact on Large Jails by Sue Menser; meeting participants discussion of issues; Role of the Jail in Public Health Policy by Don Leach; MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Areus by Dennis Williams; response by jail and public health officials to contagious disease emergencies; National Sheriffs Association: Weapons of Mass Destruction Initiative: Jail Evacuation Planning and Implementation by Mike Jack... Read More
49 p.
Document 018735
Correctional Health Care: Addressing the Needs of Elderly, Chronically Ill, and Terminally Ill Inmates
By Anno, B. Jaye; Graham, Camelia; Lawrence, James E.; Shansky, Ronald. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Criminal Justice Institute (Middletown, CT); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
An exploratory report regarding the management of aging and infirm inmates is presented. Six chapters follow an executive summary:
  • Introduction;
  • What we know about elderly, chronically ill, and terminally ill inmates;
  • Effective evaluation for identifying the special needs of inmates;
  • Program, housing, and treatment considerations;
  • Ethical and policy considerations for the care of elderly and infirm inmates;
  • And conclusion.
Appendixes include: Criminal Ju... Read More
148 p.
Document 019689
LJN Exchange, Annual Issue 2004; Large Jail Network Exchange, Annual Issue 2004
By (Multiple). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, Colorado).
This issue includes: Foreword, by Richard Geaither, National Institute of Corrections Jails Division; You Can Do It: Putting an End to Pharmacy Cost Increases, by Mike Kalonick, Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, Detention Bureau; Accreditation for Adult Local Detention Facilities: Moving from Process Measures to Outcome Measures, by Bob Verdeyen, American Correctional Association; Got Training? Training as a Strategic Management Tool for Performance Enhancement, by Tom Reid, Na... Read More
56 p.
Document 019101
Corrections Agency Collaborations with Public Health
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Information Center (Longmont, CO).
Reports on the prevalence and scope of collaboration agreements between state departments of correction and public health, plus agency perspectives on their effectiveness. This publication discusses: who provides inmate health care?; forms of corrections-public health collaboration; responsibility for delivery of inmate health care; collaborative services for specific inmate populations; accountability and control within collaborative health care efforts; agency observations on collaboration; ba... Read More
20 p.
Document 017999
Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, July 2002
National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
Contents of these proceedings include: meeting highlights; "Cost Containment for Inmate Health Care" by Rebecca Craig; "Taming the Cost of Health Care in Detentions: What Works in San Diego County" by William Sparrow; "Confronting Costs for Medical Care: Open Forum Discussion"; "Increased Medical Costs: Managed Care and Private Contracts" by David Parrish and Dennis Williams; "Public Health and Jails: Challenges and Current Activities" by Roberto Hugh Potter and Dennis Andrews; "Succession Plann... Read More
65 p.
Document 017521
Correctional Health Care: Guidelines for the Management of an Adequate Delivery System
By Anno, B. Jaye. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Commission on Correctional Health Care (Chicago, IL); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
A comprehensive reference that provides guidance in the provision of health services to inmates is presented. This manual contains the following chapters: introduction; historical overview -- the movement to improve correctional health care; legal considerations in the delivery of health care services in prisons and jails; ethical considerations and the interface with custody; the organizational structure of correctional health services; staffing considerations; health care delivery system model... Read More
570 pages
Document 016685
Prison Health Care: Youthful Offenders Sentenced as Adults [Lesson Plans]
National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
Information and resources that address the unique challenges of providing health services to youthful offenders are provided through this 20-hour training program. This manual is divided into the following sections: adolescent development; trends and health issues; organizational/administrative issues; security and classification; the role of the medical staff; professional boundaries; mental health disorders; substance abuse; suicide prevention/intervention; sexual/physical/emotional abuse; b... Read More
91 p.
Document 015999
Prison Health Care Survey: An Analysis of Factors Influencing Per Capita Costs
By Lamb-Mechanick, Deborah; Nelson, Julianne. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
The construction of a model that explains the reasons for variance in the average per capita cost of prison health care was undertaken in this study. "The major finding of this study was that it was not the range or number of services but rather the method of care delivery and the staffing mix that most affected per capita prison health care costs. Specifically, the cost of inmate health care varied by: the use of capitated contracts for ambulatory care; the hours of mid-level practitioner care ... Read More
93 p.
Document 011671
Chronic Care Clinics: Protocols and Clinic Procedures
By Hipkens, James H.; Krause, Kathryn; Lamarre, Madeleine. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Georgia Dept. of Corrections (Atlanta, GA).
Chronic care clinic procedures and protocols are provided for the following areas: cardiovascular, diabetes mellitus, gastrointestinal, hypertension, infectious disease, seizure, pulmonary, tuberculosis infection, and men's and women's wellness clinics. The document, "Drug Formulary," by the Georgia Department of Corrections is included.... Read More
153 p.
Document 010860
Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, January 24-26, 1993, Denver, Colorado
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
The theme of this year's Large Jail Network meeting focuses on the problem of airborne and blood-borne pathogens in jails. The conference opens with a presentation on tuberculosis and infectious diseases, followed by sessions on dealing with blood-borne and airborne pathogens, exposure control plans, training programs, and rising health care costs in jails. Brief findings are provided from NIJ's AIDS survey.... Read More
36 p.
Document 009714
Health and Safety in the Prison Environment
By Norman, Bonnie. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Oregon Dept. of Corrections. Health Services Division (Salem, OR).
The purpose of this four-hour training seminar is to orient all new health care employees to, and refresh existing employees in, health and safety issues that will reduce staff and inmate risk of exposure to environmental hazards, communicable diseases and physical injury. Three components of the training are: 1) safety; 2) communicable diseases; and 3) sanitation. The teaching format is comprised of lecture, discussion, active participation, and testing. The training package consists of a one-v... Read More
67 p.
Document 009715
Medical Record Documentation for Correctional Health Care Professionals
By Hayward, Joan. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Oregon Dept. of Corrections. Health Services Division (Salem, OR).
Designed to orient new health care employees and to provide ongoing annual review, this four-hour training curriculum discusses the importance of maintaining complete medical records on patients/inmates. Performance objectives include: discussing purposes and uses of medical records; describing the components of the problem oriented medical record; demonstrating proper charting techniques; and describing methods used in the maintenance of medical records for correctional facilities. The curricu... Read More
96 p.
Document 010324
An Evaluation of Health Care Costs in Jails
National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Boulder, CO). Maricopa County Health Dept. Correctional Health Services (Phoenix, AZ).
Due to factors such as increased litigation, court intervention, the rise in the national cost of health care, and jail population growth, health care expenditures absorb an increasing part of jail operational costs each year. In this study, a combination of site visits, interviews, and data collection was used to examine nursing, pharmacy, and health services administration within seven accredited jail medical programs (four publicly operated, three privately contracted). Following the conclusi... Read More
146 p.
Document 009271
Special Needs Inmates: A Survey of State Correctional Systems
By Hall, Marie. National Institute of Corrections National Academy of Corrections (Boulder, CO). Illinois Dept. of Corrections (Springfield, IL).
The Illinois Department of Corrections conducted a survey of all 50 states to determine the prevalence of inmates who have special medical or mental health needs. Within the 31 states responding, .08 percent to 8.2 percent of prison inmates fell into various special housing categories. These categories included chronic illness, terminally ill, advancing age, ambulation difficulties, and mental health problems.... Read More
34 p.
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