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Call for randomised criminal-justice trials
...ticular programme (eg, drug rehabilitation versus prison
sentence) in the court room. Professor Bird concludes: "We still lack answers to major questions: do such orders prevent drugs-related deaths, do they reduce incarceration days, reconviction rate, or unemployment days? The proposed court-based rand...
Vietnamese doctor to receive human rights award from NY Academy of Sciences
...namese people and who has spent nearly 25 years in prison
or under house arrest, has been named the recipien...addition to appealing to the government to improve prison
conditions, he wrote articles calling for democracy and for better treatment of indigenous minoritie...
Prison stigma leads to poor health for African American men
..., three times as many African American men went to prison
than to universities and colleges. A study publis...identified as an obstacle while transitioning from prison
to society. Further, results showed that homelessness and unemployment prevented these African Ameri...
Bite-marks giving false impression
ON 8 April 2002 Ray Krone walked out of prison
in Yuma, Arizona, having spent 10 years behind bars, including two on death row. His conviction, for stabbing cocktail waitress Kim Ancona to death, was secured largely on the basis of a supposed match between his teeth and a bite mark on the victim...
Criminalising medical mistakes is questionable
... Feda Mulhem, who was sentenced to eight months in prison
after supervising the mistaken injection of a drug into the spine of a teenager with cancer, Jon Holbrook argues that he was not seeking to harm his patient. In fact he was intending to further his recovery. His "crime" was that he made a mistake; he...
UI Researchers urge advances in meth abuse treatment
...e addressed, Hall said. In addition, there are few prison
treatment programs for substance abuse. "The empha...onment, but we may do well as a society to reserve prison
for those who are involved in illegal drug sales or violence and support treatment for abusers," Hal...
University of Iowa examines role of faith-based groups in helping ex-offenders
Each year, nearly 500,000 people are released from prison
in the United States. Their success at re-entry in..., where approximately 400 people are released from prison
each month, faith-based groups play an informal but significant role in helping released offenders r...
In prison, any sentence can be a death sentence
... colleagues report in this issue of CMAJ that male prison
inmates in either provincial or federal prisons in Ontario have a "significantly higher" rate of death than those not in custody. Wobeser and colleagues examined causes of death (violent and natural) among people in custody in Ontario and compared th...
NIDA leads research network to improve substance abuse treatment in criminal justice settings
...ive disorders, including both treatment in jail or prison
and treatment as part of re-entry into the community.A Coordinating Center and seven Research Centers, each serving a specific geographic area, will be supported by the grants. The Research Centers are: National Development and Research Institute,...
One in seven prisoners in western countries may need psychiatric treatment
...tic review of surveys on such disorders in general prison
populations in 12 western countries. 62 surveys i...treatable psychosis or depression), the ability of prison
health services in some countries to address these problems may well require review."...
HIV patients more likely to accept a drug regimen if they trust in the physician, Yale researchers find
...eyed 205 HIV-infected prisoners in four ambulatory prison
HIV clinics. Sixty-four percent of the study participants had only been offered ART within a prison
setting and only three percent had prescriptions for ART at the time of incarceration. The team foun...
Care of mentally ill prisoners well below NHS standards
...nspections The care of mentally ill prisoners in prison
healthcare centres falls well below that provided ... the NHS, finds research in this week's BMJ. Most prison
inpatients are mentally ill and the Prison Service has aimed to provide the same standard of health ...
Colorado State receives $6.25 million from National Institutes of Health to discover and test new drugs against tuberculosis
...urgent in developing countries and, in America, in prison
populations, among the homeless and in HIV/AIDS-infected patients, Orme said. A factor in its comeback and one of particular concern is that some strains are resistant to several anti-TB drugs. Easily spread through modern airline travel worldwide, O...
Depression costs UK economy 2 billion a year, conference will be told
...rd a history of depression as less desirable thana prison
sentence. He called for better education on depression and other mood disorders. As asociety we should no longer believe in depression as a cause of guilt and shame,he said Families and friends, colleagues and employers are still oftenill-informed a...
Vanderbilt School of Nursing begins graduate program in correctional health
...ly growing segment of the federalgovernment is the prison
system, therefore, there is a need for adult nurse...stem. CorrectionsCorporation of America, a private prison
management system, which houses itsheadquarters in Nashville, reported that it would have six positi...
Program Provides Treatment For Prison-Released HIV-Positive Women
...placedin an apartment or group home. Women in the prison
release program's first year had recidivism rates ...lected group of 41 HIV-positive women at the state prison
who werenot in the program had recidivism rates of 27 percent within six months and 39percent within...