Experts call for prison health improvements

Experts unveil their recommendations to improve health care for prisoners both during incarceration and after release. From a public health standpoint, they argue, it’s shortsighted to regard prison populations as separate from the community. More than 95 percent of prisoners will return to the community, often carrying significant health burdens and associated costs with them. “The general public doesn’t pay attention to what’s going on behind bars,” said lead author. “But this is very important if you are concerned about the health of our population and health care costs.”
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