2015 Conference is set for OCTOBER 29th and 30th in Sacramento
From the National Association of Counties (NACo)
This two-part podcast will explore the importance of connecting county jail inmates with health insurance and strategies counties can use to connect individuals with care as they leave the jail and save money.
In 2012, county and other local jails admitted 11.6 million people, costing more than $70.2 billion in county justice and public safety services. Justice programs are among the largest cost centers for county governments, as they operate 3,105 county police and sheriff departments at $30.2 billion each year and spend more than $23.3 billion on correctional facilities annually. In jails across the country, inmate health care costs range from 9 percent to 30 percent of corrections spending.
- 2014 Year in Medicine
- Pew: State Inmate Population Projected to Rise
- California Awards Prison Health Contract to Health Net Federal Services
- New Yorker: Will California Again Lead the Way on Prison Reform?
- NACo, CSG Justice Center Partner to Support County Criminal Justice Efforts
- San Francisco hits another Home Run!
- Billing Medicaid for Inmate Care Saves Calif., Other States Millions
- Obamacare’s secret crime-fighting potential
- how to improve your jail or prison health care system, rapidly