New GAO Report Recommends That Policies for Pregnant Women in DOJ Custody Align With National Guidelines

A new report from the Government Accountability Office noted that while the U.S. Marshals Service and the Bureau of Prisons have policies on pregnancy-relate… Continue Reading ›

Language Matters: NCCHC’s New Position Statement on Use of Humanizing Language in Correctional Health Care

In 2003, one of the first initiatives of the Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions, an independent academic center and public policy think tank of profe… Continue Reading ›

NCCHC supports bipartisan bill to allow incarcerated to get addiction treatment covered by Medicaid starting 30 days before release

The bill, “The Medicaid Reentry Act,” will be introduced Wednesday in the Senate. The bipartisan measure, coauthored by Sen. Ta… Continue Reading ›

Off Label May Keep Your MAT Patients On Track

As we work with more facilities seeking to treat patients with opioid use disorder, a specific challenge has emerged with injectable extended-release naltrex… Continue Reading ›

Educate Your Patients and Coworkers About the COVID-19 Vaccine

As our approach to COVID-19 takes a new turn with the introduction of vaccines, it’s time to prepare for educating staff and incarcerated people on the imp… Continue Reading ›

Call for Vaccine Education Plans and Materials

Are you developing vaccine education plans and materials for your facility? Social media is sending mixed messages that may confuse the messaging coming from… Continue Reading ›

Monitoring: An Essential Component of Health Services

In a recent session I moderated at the National Conference on Correctional Health Care, we were fortunate to have the perspectives of Sheriff Earnell Lucas a… Continue Reading ›

Get vaccinated against the flu while waiting for the COVID-19 vaccine!

As COVID-19 surges across the United States and staff and individuals in correctional facilities are especially vulnerable due to the congregate setting and … Continue Reading ›

Taking the Long Road Back: One Facility’s Journey From the COVID-19 Crisis

Kearny, New Jersey, the home of the Hudson County Correctional Center, is nine miles from Manhattan. On a regular day, it can seem pretty far from the bustle… Continue Reading ›

Addressing Racism in Correctional Health Care

by Wendi Wills El-Amin, MD, and Carolyn Sufrin, MD, PhD

In eight minutes and 46 seconds, the world witnessed a profound tragedy. That duration, the ti… Continue Reading ›