U.S. Drug Czar Addresses 2,500 Drug Court Professionals, Voices Strong Support for Expanding Drug Courts Throughout the Nation
...esearch and results we can now say that Drug Courts are the most successful justice intervention in our nation's history. Drug Courts work better than jails
or prisons, better than probation and better than treatment alone. They are restoring lives, reuniting families and protecting public safety in commun...
National Partnership to Meet, Evaluate Addiction Treatment as Component of New Justice Programs
... correctional supervision. "Alcohol-involved offenders are literally paralyzing the criminal justice system, clogging court dockets, caseloads and our jails
and prisons. We can no longer afford to simply debate the issue," says Talpins.
The National Partnership on Alcohol Misuse an...
New Study Documents High Prevalence of Serious Mental Illnesses Among Nation's Jail Populations
Using screening instruments to identify individuals entering jails
with the most serious mental illnesses and the greatest need for comprehens... communities, wasteful government spending, and the shameful warehousing in jails
and prisons of some of the most vulnerable and neglected members of our com...
Filling the gap: The importance of Medicaid continuity for former inmates
Although Medicaid has prohibited the use of federal funds to cover medical, mental health or substance use treatment costs incurred by inmates in jails
and prisons, Rich says that Medicaid law does not require that states terminate recipients' enrollment while incarcerated. Unfortunately, federal rule...
Prison punishes more people than just the inmates
One out of every 100 adults in the United States is incarcerated and more than three times as many African Americans and Latinos live in jails
or prisons than college dorms, Kruger says. This particular study looked only at African Americans, not Latinos, because there is not a large populati...
Study Links Reduced Use of Mental Health Facilities, Nursing Homes and Other Public Services to "Smart Investments" in Supportive Housing
...ntal health hospitals, substance use treatment, prisons, and various county jails
The study notes a dramatic shift in the use of state s...using time period with a 100 percent cost savings of over $215,000. County jails
saw an 86 percent decrease in overnight stays post-supportive housing. ...
Many in U.S. Prisons Lack Good Health Care
...tics surveys: the 2002 Survey of Inmates in Local jails
and the 2004 Survey of Inmates in State and Fede...red to non-incarcerated citizens, inmates in state jails
were 31 percent more likely to have asthma, 55 per...ate facilities, and 45.5 percent of those in local jails
were not taking their medication at the time of ...
Despite national guidelines, private insurers, ER, federal and state agencies fail to routinely test for HIV
...it presenters described successes across a number of health care settings and jurisdictions.
A voluntary rapid HIV testing program in New York City jails
increased testing from 6,500 to 25,000 inmates between 2004 and 2006. About 30 percent of men and 23 percent of the women who tested positive were pre...
U.S. Lags on HIV Testing Goals
... Despite legislative, medical and social barriers, there have been some successes. They include a voluntary rapid HIV testing program in New York City jails
that increased testing from 6,500 to 25,000 inmates between 2004 and 2006. And a Chicago hospital added two health educators to its emergency room, of...
Bulging prison system called massive intervention in American family life
The number of black men living in rural, or non-metropolitan, areas increases dramatically when the inmate population is included because many jails
and prisons are located in rural locations.
Rates of childlessness are higher for both black and white inmates than the general population. Sixty...