By Monica E. Oss Recently, I wrote about the growing number of female prisoners and the policy shift requiring gender-specific programming (The Next Growing Justice-Involved Population: Women). Following up on that research, I looked at some of the other recent trends reshaping the interface between corrections and health care. Four new developments got my attention. Falling incarceration and reincarceration rates—Across the country, incarceration rates are falling. In 2016, the U.S. incarceration rate fell to its lowest level in 20 years, at about 860 prison or jail inmates for every 100,000 U.S. adults (see America's Incarceration Rate Is At A Two-Decade Low). And the reincarceration…
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