With the rates of incarceration skyrocketing, the need for effective and more efficient correctional healthcare services has skyrocketed. Many health problems that plague our society plague the corrections industry at an even greater rate; increasing demand for healthcare services for the mentally ill, substance abuse, suicide prevention, and care for the elderly to name a few… are placing greater and greater demands on an already overworked system. The NIC Information Center has collected a number of resources to provide an overview of the issues surrounding correctional healthcare.
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A special thanks goes to Jefferson County Sheriff's Office of Colorado for the photograph.