Successful Decarceration Relies On Access To Health Care

Health Affairs

For those of us involved in criminal justice reform, it is thrilling to see policy makers on both sides of the aisle develop proposals to advance decarceration. Returning people home from prison will be only half of the battle, though. There are many factors that must come together for a successful re-entry, including housing, work, and family support systems. One factor that too often is ignored is access to health care.