How Do You Get Health Care in Prison?


Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology: “Hepatitis C drugs: The end of the pegylated interferon era and the emergence of all-oral, interferon-free antiviral regimens: A concise review.”

Mayo Clinic: “Hepatitis.”

Kaiser Family Foundation: “Health Coverage and Care for the Adult Criminal Justice-Involved Population.”

National Institute of Corrections.

Marc F. Stern, MD, consultant in correctional health care and senior medical adviser, National Sheriff’s Association.

National Institute of Corrections: “Correctional Healthcare,” “Health Reform and Public Safety.”

U.S. Department of Justice: “Medical Problems of State and Federal Prisoners and Jail Inmates, 2011-12,” “Jail Inmates in 2019,” “Reentry Trends in the United States.”

Warren J. Ferguson, MD, professor of family medicine and community health, University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School; head, Academic Consortium on Criminal Justice Health.

Karla Thornton, MD, infectious diseases specialist; founder of Project ECHO’s New Mexico Peer Education Project, University of New Mexico.

Cornell Law School Legal Information Institute: “W. J. Estelle, Jr., Director, Texas Department of Corrections, et al., Petitioners, v. J. W. Gamble.”

The Regulatory Review: “Reforming Health Care for Patients in Prison.”

Diabetes Care: “Diabetes Management in Correctional Institutions.”

National Commission on Correctional Health Care: “Standards for Health Services in Jails,” “2018 Standards for Health Services: What’s New.”

Bureau of Prisons: “Management of Hypertension.”

American Diabetes Association: “Position Statement: Diabetes Management in Detention Facilities”

Marc Robinson, MD, Houston-area doctor.

Texas Department of Criminal Justice: “Correctional Institutions Division – Prison.”

American Correctional Association: “Performance Based Standards for Correctional Health Care,” “Search ACA Accredited Facilities.”

Aaron Fischer, JD, chair, American Diabetes Association Legal Advocacy Subcommittee.

Jorge Renaud, national criminal justice director, Latino Justice.

Texas Jail Project and Doctors for Change: “Punishing Ourselves: When Incarceration and Health Collide.”

Leslie Soble, senior program associate, Impact Justice’s Food in Prison Project.

Impact Justice: “Studying the state of food in the nation’s prisons – and seeking to transform the experience of eating inside.”

Prison Policy Initiative: “Health,” “The steep cost of medical co-pays in prison puts health at risk.”

Savannah Eldridge, registered nurse; founder, Be Frank 4 Justice, The Woodlands, TX.

Kathryn Godley, registered nurse, family nurse practitioner, New York state.

Prisoner Diabetes Handbook.

California Correctional Health Care Services: “What Is the Health Care Services Dashboard?”

Daniel Rowan, program manager, New Mexico Peer Education Project.

BMC Public Health: “A systematic review of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of peer education and peer support in prisons.”

Prison Legal News: “Prison and Jail Grievance Policies: Lessons from a Fifty-State Survey”

Texas Department of Corrections: “Resolving Medical Concerns.”

Rodlescia Sneed, PhD, assistant professor of public health, Michigan State University.

Michigan State University: “Addressing HEALTH for the Formerly Incarcerated.”

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