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Do Jails Kill People?

Do Jails Kill?

Reporters have virtually no access to the jails on Rikers Island, but, for many years, Homer Venters had a rare vantage point from which to observe its inner workings. He started working on Rikers in 2008, overseeing health care for thousands of people imprisoned there.

Legal Action Center

Achieving Racial Equity in Health Care & Criminal Justice Reform

The Legal Action Center’s No Health = No Justice Campaign is a Multistate Plan envisioning a system of mass decarceration where health care is provided to all and people are no longer criminalized for conditions related to their health. Read more...

The Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

The Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health
The first-ever Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health reviews what we know about substance misuse and how you can use that knowledge to address substance misuse and related consequences. Read the executive summary. Read more...

The Present and Future of Correctional Health and Mental Health Care

The Present and Future of Correctional Health and Mental Health Care

In the January/February 2016 issue of Correctional Mental Health Report, Steve Rosenberg, the president of COCHS, writes about how our behavioral health care systems and correctional systems must be re-engineered to more appropriately respond to the needs of offenders suffering from behavioral health disorders.