In the past 15 years, the American prison population has tripled. Millions of incarcerated people experience varying and often substandard access to health care. Drug treatment programs remain largely inadequate. The spread of infectious disease, including HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, and tuberculosis in prison settings, is a cause for increasing concern.
The Yale Prison Health Initiative works on social justice in prisons through projects such as:
Introduction of drug treatment for prisoners—at the state, national, and international level
New Haven-based transportation assistance for families of prisoners: click here
Initiatives to decrease the spread of infectious disease and improve access to health care in prisons: click here