Offender Health

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Offender Health

A partnership between the UK Prison Service and Department of Health to improve the standard of healthcare in prisons. The aim is to provide prisoners with access to the same quality and range of healthcare services as the general public receives from the NHS. 

The Offender Health Division is responsible for leading on development and delivery of a cross-government Health and Criminal Justice Programme, with the aim of improving health and social care outcomes for adults and children in contact with the criminal justice system, focusing on early intervention, liaison and diversion. This is also a key component of the Reducing Re-offending and Health Inequalities Agenda, as many offenders have mental health and/or substance misuse problems and social care needs.
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Massachusetts' spending on prison health care has mirrored the national trend, according to DOC figures.
Brown, director of professional liability claims for Prison Health Services Inc.
Older prisoners do not always receive the correct medications, suggesting a need for better education among prison health care providers, an April AJPH study found.
Topics include the interactions between justice, human rights, and health; social capital as a lens for examining women prisoners' health; life history interviews and the challenges women prisoners face in returning to their communities; women, health, and prisons in Australia, Britain, and the US; the work of the WHO Health in Prisons Project; US and British approaches to standards for prison health care; ethics for health care providers in prisons; and health workers and prisoner advocacy.
Summary: A prison health reform program run throughout the country over the last three years has reviewed its efforts throughout 2009 and listed further improvements for the penal system.
I WAS interested in the reaction of wine producers Buckfast to Dr Andrew Fraser, the head of prison health care, when he suggested the use of plastic bottles for their product.
AIATSIS, the University of Canberra and Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service submitted a paper to the Social Science and Medicine Journal regarding the findings of the Prison Health Project.
The BMA also said that a review of the prison system by Labour peer Lord Carter of Coles had neglected prison health and did not address the UK's high rates of re-offending.
But the BMA said today the Government was not doing and that a review of the prison system by Labour peer Lord Carter of Coles had neglected prison health and did not address the UK's high rates of re-offending.
But the BMA said yesterday the Government was not doing and that a review of the prison system by Labour peer Lord Carter of Coles had neglected prison health and did not address the UK's high rates of re-offending.
Fabian Hamilton, chairman of the all-party Parliamentary Group on Prison Health said: "Giving drugs to prisoners at the taxpayers' expense may raise eyebrows.
Funds to implement new programs, including $193 million for Jessica's Law, a state law to protect children against sexual predators; $36 million for a new global warming law; and $150 million to upgrade prison health care.