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Indeed, it's not just prisoners being treated for mental illness who feel a stigma—it's also their providers.
This page supports the objectives of the Correctional Officers Health and Safety Act of 1998, which requires that the Attorney General and the Secr
Since its beginning Community Oriented Correctional Health Services (COCHS) has worked to bridge the gap between correctional and community provide
The mission of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care is to improve the quality of health care in jails, prisons and juvenile confinem
Most people leaving prison have at least one chronic problem with physical health, mental health, or substance use (Mallik-Kane and Visher 2008).
Mass incarceration disproportionately impacts lower-income communities, communities of color, and persons with disabilities, creating a barrier to
In an effort to better understand the role of pharmaceuticals in the state correctional setting and budget, and in a state’s overall health care st
During 2015, the latest year for which data are available, there were 10.9 million admissions to these correctional facilities, which hold individu
While some level of in-custody deaths are inevitable - for example, the passing of elderly inmates from old age - certain types of mortality are hi
This report describes the implementation and outcomes of a pilot study in Connecticut to enroll people who were arrested and detained pretrial into
Patient safety systems use redundancy (double checking) procedures to minimize errors and prevent adverse and near-miss clinical events.
This article explains how the use of telehealth - the interactive electronic exchange of information for diagnosis, treatment, support, or care man
Approximately 6% to 10% of incarcerated women are pregnant on any given day, and it is estimated that as many as 1,400 women per year give birth wh
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a global public health problem in correctional settings.
This report summarises the proceedings of the two-day meeting the ICRC organised in December 2016 on the needs of older prisoners.