Prison health improvements are needed.
“For decades, though, the U.S. health and criminal justice systems have operated in a vicious cycle that in essence punishes illness and poverty in ways that, in turn, generate further illness and poverty.”
“The general public doesn’t pay attention to what’s going on behind bars, but this is very important if you are concerned about the health of our population and health care costs.”
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Then, here’s another article about a potential solution to recidivism.