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OP-ED: New Hope – Health Care for Justice-Involved Youth

An Op-ed by CJCJ staff discussing how the ACA, often referred to as Obamacare, will pave the way for justice-involved youth to have access to high-quality reentry and aftercare services.

Exclusion from the ACA heightens punishments for undocumented immigrants

While the enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is an exciting step in our society’s health care reform, its exclusion of undocumented immigrants will only further highlight the disparities that this population faces and induce a chain reaction of increased health care costs for all Americans. 

Hope for a healthier criminal justice system

With the implementation of the United States' first national health care system quickly approaching , the Affodable Care Act's effects will soon be seen throughout the country. 

A Closer Look at the Aging Prison Population

The number of aging state and federal inmates is rising.  Between 1981 and 2010, the number of inmates age 55 and older increased from 8,853 to 124,900.

Federal health care reform and incarcerated populations
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) , the health reform law passed by the Obama administration and Congress in 2010, will have vast implications for the provision of health services to incarcerated individuals, including expanded access to mental health and substance abuse treatment.  An underappreciated impact of California's AB 109 adult corrections realignment is that county jails are now the primary providers of medical care for long-term realigned inmates.   The Community…
Seeking Balance: Reducing Prison Costs in Times of Austerity
Seeking Balance: Reducing Prison Costs in Times of Austerity

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