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One study in June linked 16 percent of COVID-19 cases in Chicago and across Illinois to Cook County Jail.
It’s part of a $234 million federal initiative to improve COVID-19 testing among vulnerable populations.
Tight living spaces, lack of protective gear and preexisting health conditions may account for the higher death rate in prisons.
HIV criminalization experts convened attorneys and stakeholders to propose public health guidelines.
Second of a two-part series about incarceration and health
The national crisis at the intersection of health and social justice
This includes New York inmates who are older, sick, pregnant or have serious respiratory conditions or compromised immune systems.
The rumor that Black people are less susceptible to the new coronavirus was false and ridiculous. But there is something more worrisome.
Antiretroviral therapy helped people with the virus add years to their lives, but now scientists must address other issues of longevity.
The incident prompted New York activists to rally against HIV stigma and for bail reform.
The state will provide prisoners medication-assisted treatment to treat opioid use disorder and is creating more syringe services programs.
What will it take to break the vicious cycle of poverty and bad health?
After release from detention, incarcerated kids achieve few positive milestones in their lives.
I have been in prison for more than 30 years.
The incidents have prompted lawsuits from harm reduction advocates.
Some experts believe it’s time to make crime and punishment a public health issue.
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