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Behind the Walls

Photo of healthcare professionals in prison setting used with permission of The University of Texas Medical Branch at GalvestonHealth, mental health and substance abuse problems often are more apparent in jails and prisons than in the community. Incarcerated men and women are often diagnosed with health, mental health, and substance abuse problems after receiving care from a correctional health provider.

Correctional Health Resources

Map of U.S.State Resource Map
Includes chronic and infectious disease information, links to corrections and public health departments, and correctional system overview.

photo of hands on prison barsData on Common Health Problems
Find the latest statistics on the medical problems and other conditions reported by prison inmates.

photo of prison guard and inmateScientific Reports and MMWRs
Find corrections-related journal articles by CDC authors from 2000 to the present. Disease topics include HIV, MRSA, TB and Hepatitis.

H1N1 Flu virusInterim Guidance for Correctional and Detention Facilities on Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Virus
Released in May 2009, this document provides guidance for correctional facilities during the outbreak of novel influenza A (H1N1) virus.

photo of inside of prisonRecommendations and Guidelines
Find CDC's guidance on the prevention, care, and treatment of infectious diseases found in correctional settings.

photo of a woman handcuffedHealth Education Materials
Find brochures and facts sheets on infectious diseases and Traumatic Brain Injury for patients and professionals.

 
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