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New report sounds alarm on health for justice-involved individuals, calls for care coordination between jails and community health orgs

By Akshita Singh | November 2, 2018 at 10:08 AM

Experts say many states are struggling to provide an adequate level of healthcare services for incarcerated and justice-involved individuals. According to David Redemske, principal health planner at the healthcare architecture firm HDR, one reason for this disparity is the simple fact that prisons often have insufficient resources to deliver more efficient, coordinated care. He argues that states need to re-examine the kind of healthcare they are providing their prison populations in order to avoid public health crises once former inmates re-enter society.

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