Correctional Health Care, Reentry & Diversion Services

The corrections health care, re-entry, and diversion market is defined as the provision of medical and behavioral health services to the incarcerated, services to ease the transition back into the community, and diversion services related to decreasing or avoiding jail time for certain offenses. The corrections market faces a number of challenges including the high number of individuals with serious mental illness, an increasingly female population, providing adequate care, and helping former inmates adapt and succeed in the community.

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Washington State To Launch Prison Alternatives For Non-Violent Felony Offenders With Serious Mental Illness

The Washington Department of Corrections is launching alternatives to prison for felony offenders diagnosed with serious mental illness (SMI) under a new law signed on May 10, 2021. Under the legislation, Washington Senate Bill 5293, judges will have the option to sentence non-violent felony offenders with SMI (not convicted of a sexual offense) to community… Read

On October 17, 2021, Corizon Health of New Mexico, LLC (Corizon) began a new four-year contract valued at $64.8 million with the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Corizon will provide medical, dental, mental health, and psychiatric services, as well as pharmaceuticals, to MDC inmates. It will also provide on-site medical care for MDC personnel on an as-needed basis. Corizon replaces Centurion Health which exercised the termination clause in its contract in June 2021. The four-year contract has two one-year renewal options. The county commissioners approved the new contract on . . .
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