Appeals Court Dismisses California’s Receivership Challenge


(05/04/2010)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected California's petition to remove prison healthcare from federal oversight.

Reformation Realities

By Stephen A. Carter
(04/16/2010)
Perhaps no state has spent more money to evaluate options for improving the medical services for inmates than California.

Southern Health Announces Promotions


(03/08/2010)
Tennessee-based Southern Health Partners promoted several members of its management team to senior company positions.

Study Proposes Expanded Mental Health Services


(12/04/2009)
Authorities should expand specialized interventions and programming to reduce the higher recidivism rates that exist among inmates with major mental illness, according to a University of Texas Medical Branch study.

More Than 8,000 Texas Inmates Diagnosed With Major Psychiatric Disorder


(12/03/2009)
Authorities should expand specialized interventions and programming to reduce the higher recidivism rates that exist among inmates with major mental illness, according to a University of Texas Medical Branch study.

GEO Consolidates Healthcare Operations, Opens New Facility


(12/01/2009)
The GEO Group opened a new $62 million secure treatment facility as the private prison operator announced the consolidation of correctional healthcare functions under the company’s GEO Care division.

Mental Illness Abounds Among N.Y., Md. Females


(12/01/2009)
The prevalence of serious mental illness among female jail inmates is twice the rate of that among male inmates, according to a two-phase study that screened more than 21,000 adult offenders entering five local jails in New York and Maryland.