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The Price of Jails: Measuring the Taxpayer Cost of Local Incarceration

This report highlights how the surest way to safely cut costs is to reduce the number of people who enter and stay in jails.

The Affordable Care Act and County Jails: A Practical Guide to Strategies and Steps for Implementation

This guide is meant to help Sheriffs and County Jail Administrators consider practical strategies and suggests steps that support cost savings and other benefits with the Affordable Care Act.

Questions & Answers: The Affordable Care Act and County Jails

This brief will answer some of the most commonly asked questions about the ACA and how it relates to county jails.

Health Coverage and County Jails: Suspension vs. Termination

This brief addresses issues associated with suspending Medicaid coverage for prisoners.

Incarceration's Front Door: The Misuse of Jails in America

This report reviews existing research and data to take a deeper look at our nation’s misuse of local jails and efforts to mitigate these results.  

Reading on the Inside: Programs Help Incarcerated Parents Connect with Their Children through Books

This article explains how incarcerated parents can make a recording of themselves reading a children’s book to give to their kids.

Condom Distribution in Jail to Prevent HIV Infection

This report examines the structural intervention of providing one condom a week to inmates in the LA County Men’s Central Jail MSM unit.

Safe Sex in Jail

This is article describes the legal consequences arising from a correctional officer having sex with an inmate.

Evaluation of the Allegheny County Jail Collaborative Reentry Programs: Findings and Recommendations

This study evaluates two programs to improve the successful reintegration of jail inmates following their return to the community.

Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting Aurora, Colorado, September 28-30, 2014

These proceedings highlight what happened at the Large Jail Network Meeting September 2014. Topics include ACA and mental health.

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