Links: How to Get Healthcare in Prison

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HOW TO GET NEEDED MEDICAL CARE FOR A PRISONER

Incarcerated people don’t always receive the medical care that they need and are entitled to while they are incarcerated. If you have a medical question about either yourself or a loved one who is in prison. The Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights suggests the following steps:

1. If you or your loved one has a doctor on the outside, ask if they can communicate directly to his correctional health care providers. In some cases, correctional facilities allow doctors to visit their patients when they need medical attention.

2. You should try contacting the healthcare providers at your/your family member’s prison directly to bring a medical problem to their attention.

3. If you cannot reach the healthcare providers, the medical director’s office will be able to provide the most specific assistance to your health concern.

4. The Department of Corrections website for your state should have appropriate contact information. In order to assist you, we have compiled a list of websites for Departments of Corrections by State, listed below.

5. Several states have legal services organizations that represent or otherwise help prisoners. These organizations will sometimes advocate for individual prisoners who are not receiving proper medical and mental health care and treatment. You should contact these organizations, listed below, to see if they can advise you concerning your case.

PRISONER LEGAL SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas: The Law Office of the Southern Center for Human Rights

California: Prison Law Office and Legal Services for Prisoners with Children

Massachusetts: Prisoners’ Legal Services of Massachusetts

Michigan: Prison Legal Services of Michigan

New York: Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York

North Carolina: North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services

Texas: Texas Civil Rights Project

Washington, D.C. and Federal prisoners: ACLU National Prisoner Project

 OTHER PRISON HEALTHCARE PROJECTS, REFERENCES AND NEWS SOURCES

California Prison Health Care Recievership Corp

CDC: Correctional Health (also see CDC: Correctional Health: Resources by state)

The Center for Law and Justice: Resources for health care in prisons

The Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights

Fed CURE

Federal Bureau of Prisons: Health Care Resources

HIV In Correctional Settings: Implications for Prevention and Treatment Policy: (see also Summary of policy recommendations)

Infectious Disease in Corrections Report (IDCR)

The International Centre of Prisoner Studies

The National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC)

Prison Activist Resource Center: Health Care/Medical Neglect

Prison Health Services, Inc.

Prison News Stories Webticker

The Prison Health Research Network (PRHN)

The Southern Center for Human Rights

Understanding Prison Health Care

The U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics

W.H.O. Health in Prisons Projects (HIPP)

Your Right to Adequate Medical Care

DEPARTMENTS OF CORRECTIONS BY STATE

Alabama Department of Corrections
Alaska Department of Corrections
Arizona Department of Corrections
Arkansas Department of Corrections
California Department of Corrections
Colorado Department of Corrections
Connecticut Department of Corrections
Delaware Department of Corrections
District of Columbia Department of Corrections
Florida Department of Corrections
Georgia Department of Corrections
Hawaii Department of Corrections
Idaho Department of Corrections
Illinois Department of Corrections
Indiana Department of Corrections
Iowa Department of Corrections
Kansas Department of Corrections
Kentucky Department of Corrections
Louisiana Department of Corrections
Maine Department of Corrections
Maryland Department of Corrections
Massachusetts Department of Corrections
Michigan Department of Corrections
Minnesota Department of Corrections
Mississippi Department of Corrections
Missouri Department of Corrections
Montana Department of Corrections
Nebraska Department of Corrections
Nevada Department of Corrections
New Hampshire Department of Corrections
New Jersey Department of Corrections
New Mexico Department of Corrections
New York Department of Corrections
City of New York Department of Corrections
North Carolina Department of Corrections
North Dakota Department of Corrections
Ohio Department of Corrections
Oklahoma Department of Corrections
Oregon Department of Corrections
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
Rhode Island Department of Corrections
South Carolina Department of Corrections
South Dakota Department of Corrections
Tennessee Department of Corrections
Texas Department of Corrections
Utah Department of Corrections
Vermont Department of Corrections
Virginia Department of Corrections
Washington Department of Corrections
West Virginia Department of Corrections
Wisconsin Department of Corrections
Wyoming Department of Corrections

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