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Our nation’s correctional population is about 6.6 million including those individuals supervised by probation and/or parole agencies, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Over two million of those are incarcerated and in the custody of a state or federal prison or local jail. It has been reported time and time again that inmates have greater health needs than those living in the community, including higher rates of Hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, mental health issues and substance use disorder. There is still much we can improve upon in the way we deliver care to individuals in prisons and jails across the United States.
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Nickl D. (2018). Advancing the science and practice of health care for justice-involved individuals. Commonwealth Medicine Publications. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/commed_pubs/199