Resolution on Health Care and Re-entry After Incarceration
In keeping with our mission, we are gravely concerned about the lack of health resources available to individuals upon release from correctional facilities.
Compared to the general public, incarcerated individuals have:
- higher rates of chronic diseases (e.g., tuberculosis, heart disease, HIV, diabetes),
- 3 times the rate of mental illness, and
- 4 times the rate of substance abuse problems.