Therapy combo helps people in prison quit smoking

Combining behavioral and nicotine replacement therapies can help people in prison quit smoking, a new study shows.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
July 30, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: addiction smoking prison health-and-medicine

COVID death rate is triple among incarcerated people

COVID-19 cases among incarcerated people increased by 8.3% per day, compared to 3.4% in the general population, report researchers.

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
July 14, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 prison featured health-and-medicine pandemics

Child support policy after prison can backfire

State policies that help formerly incarcerated people find work don't always make it easy for dads to provide child support, new research shows.

Bert Gambini-Buffalo • futurity
May 5, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: prison parents bias discrimination money families fathers society-and-culture

Report: Racial gap in state prisons has shrunk

The longstanding racial divide in state prisons, while still significant, has shrunk, according to a new report.

Jennifer Rainey Marquez-Georgia State • futurity
April 23, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: prison united-states society-and-culture laws courts race-and-ethnicity

COVID-19 precautions are impossible in prisons

"A prison in a pandemic becomes akin to a cruise ship—people are crowded into a shared space that they cannot leave." Here are prisons' COVID-19 options.

Jason Maderer-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
April 1, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 prison united-states health-and-medicine police-officers

Is prosecutor bias really behind disparities in prison?

Race and class bias on the part of prosecutors may not be the primary driver of the disparities in prison populations, researchers report.

U. Arizona • futurity
Jan. 27, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: prison bias society-and-culture socioeconomic-status courts race-and-ethnicity lawyers

Kids and teens in prison need more support

Children and teens in the youth justice system have a higher prevalence of mental health disorders and suicidal behaviors than their peers, researchers say.

Holly Watkins-U. Melbourne • futurity
Jan. 21, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: teenagers prison suicide society-and-culture health-and-medicine

Prison time for the sake of public safety? Not so fast

"The takeaway here is that imprisonment doesn't make much of a dent in violent crime rates."

Yasmin Anwar-UC Berkeley • futurity
May 21, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: prison society-and-culture violence laws crimes

Algorithms for parole can have serious bias problems

"Before rushing to adopt or use these tools, we need to have conversations about their problems and weaknesses."

Amy McCaig-Rice University • futurity
April 9, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: prison bias race risk-assessment algorithms society-and-culture socioeconomic-status laws

Men need these social resources after prison

More than 1.5 million people go to federal and state prisons each year, and about 700,000 get out. Here's what they need for successful reentry.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
March 20, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: prison social-lives health-and-medicine well-being social-services

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