New Study Takes Novel Census of Prison Pregnancies

The huge increase in female incarceration in recent decades has overwhelmed American prisons in their health care of pregnant women. A new study takes stock of the numbers of pregnancies, births, and more in an attempt to standardize the quality of maternal health.

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Tackling HIV and Drug Use in Prison: What Works?

Methadone maintenance treatment in prison not only addresses inmates’ substance abuse, but it can reduce the risk of HIV infection from shared needles, according to a new study. Researchers who analyzed the results of recent intervention trials found that it was one of the most effective anti-HIV strategies⸺short of removing individuals from the prison environment altogether.