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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Justice-Involved Populations

This FAQ documents how the Affordable Care ACT (ACA) impacts justice-involved populations, and includes statistics that explain the demographics and health concerns of individuals cycling through the criminal justice system. Download document...

Background Facts for Working Group on Health Reform and Criminal Justice

This background fact sheet details who is cycling through our nation's jails. It includes demographic information as well as information about the health status of those incarcerated.

Prepared by COCHS staff

The Intersection of Public Health and Public Safety in U.S. Jails: Implications and Opportunities of Federal Health Care Reform

The implications and opportunities of health care reform for jails from a public health perspective are significant, beginning with an overview of U.S. jails and the characteristics of the jail detainee and inmate population. Health care reform provides common strategies for the organization and delivery of health care within jails together with current financing strategies. Download document...