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Medical Problems of State and Federal Prisoners and Jail Inmates

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Medical Problems of State and Federal Prisoners and Jail Inmates, 2011–12
February 5, 2015 NCJ 248491

Presents the prevalence of medical problems among state and federal prisoners and jail inmates, highlighting differences in rates of chronic conditions and infectious diseases by demographic characteristic. The report describes health care services and treatment received by prisoners and jail inmates with health problems, including doctor 's visits, use of prescription medication, and other types of treatment. It also explains reasons why inmates with health problems were not receiving care and describes inmate satisfaction with health services received while incarcerated. Data were from the 2011 –12 National Inmate Survey. ..Source.. by Marcus Berzofsky, Dr. P.H., RTI International, Laura M. Maruschak, BJS Statistician, Jennifer Unangst, RTI International

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