Suit Claims Jail Renovations Put Inmate, Employee Health at Risk


(03/22/2016)
Citing a number of dangerous health impacts from blurred vision to chronic nosebleeds, inmates at the Santa Fe County Jail allege in a new lawsuit that their health was repeatedly put at risk during ongoing jail improvement and renovation projects in 2014.
 

National Study Sheds Light on Inmate Health


(03/18/2015)
Roughly 40 percent of state and federal prisoners and jail inmates reported having a current chronic medical condition, according to the 2011-2012 National Inmate Survey released in January from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS).

Rates Of HIV/AIDS-Related Deaths In Prison Continue To Decline, BJS Reports


(09/19/2012)
AIDS-related deaths among all state and federal prisoners dropped from 24 deaths per 100,000 inmates in 2001 to five per 100,000 in 2010, according to a report by the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS).