Women's health in prison needs our attention. The number of women in prison is much less than men, however, the rate of growth of female prisoners is nearly double that of males in the US. From 1995 to 2002 the female inmate population grew by 42% and is the fastest growing prison population. In ... Read More about Women’s Health in Prison
Bridging meds is a process in correctional healthcare of covering the medication gap between what the inmate was taking in the community and what is provided behind bars. Recent reports of inmate death or violence related to not providing prescribed medications in a timely fashion can easily lead to ... Read More about Bridging Meds
A West Virginia jail is discovering what many county and state governments have confirmed - inmate healthcare is less expensive when delivered onsite rather than in the community. Why is that? Let's discuss the factors that make onsite healthcare efficient and effective for the corrections ... Read More about Save Healthcare $$$ – Deliver Care Behind the Walls
New York State is considering increased oversight of HIV inmates' care. This article had me considering the many issues and barriers to providing care for inmates with HIV. To be sure, healthcare providers have education, drug protocols and clinical practice guidelines specific for the correctional ... Read More about HIV & Inmates
Shackling inmates in labor has been an issue for some time in corrections and is getting press due to coverage in New York. Last week they became the sixth state to ban the use of shackles during labor except is special situations. The ACLU and other prison watch groups have been actively pursuing a ... Read More about Shackling Inmates in Labor? What’s Up with That?