Telehealth can help smokers in rural prisons quit

Telehealth visits with tobacco treatment specialists may help smokers in rural prisons quit tobacco smoking.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Sept. 22, 2021 ~4 min

Distrust drives COVID-19 vaccine refusal for people in prison

Fewer than half of inmates in jails and prisons surveyed say they would get a COVID-19 vaccine. Distrust in the system was most often cited as why.

Jake Ellison-U. Washington • futurity
April 5, 2021 ~4 min

Expert: 3 things could ease COVID-19 spread in prisons

There have been more than 492,000 cases of COVID-19 in US prisons, jails, and detention centers—and more than 2,500 deaths. Here's what needs to change.

Rachel Harrison-NYU • futurity
March 30, 2021 ~7 min

Experts: To protect public from COVID, decarcerate

Criminal justice and public health experts recommend decarceration, or releasing certain people from prison, to protect the public from COVID-19.

Kevin Stacey-Brown • futurity
Oct. 23, 2020 ~6 min

3 things would cut coronavirus spread in prison

Researchers have identified three things that, in combination, could end a coronavirus outbreak in prison.

Edmund L. Andrews-Stanford • futurity
Sept. 29, 2020 ~6 min

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

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

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

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

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