Discussion on future of public health explores rise of pandemics, mental illness in prisons, social justice movements. Bloomberg School event features journalists Sonia Shah, Laura Sullivan, Yamiche Alcindor

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And the case I’ll never forget. I’ve never seen so many hand injuries in my life. Sprained fingers, bruised and swollen flesh — all blooming around an abundance of tattoos

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Madness

April 27, 2016

In Florida prisons, mentally ill inmates have been tortured, driven to suicide, and killed by guards

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t’s a terrifying statistic: Someone with an untreated mental illness is 16 times more likely to be killed by police than other civilians approached or stopped by law enforcement, according to a 2015 report by the Treatment Advocacy Center

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Corrections facilities are ground zero for treating hepatitis C — but at a cost

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Neil Levy: “…details vary from place to place and time to culture but punishment has been a human universal, because it has been in our evolutionary interests. However, those evolutionary impulses are crude guides to how we should deal with offenders in contemporary society.”

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Prenatal care for incarcerated women. Between 1980 and 2010, the number of women in prison in the United States increased by 646 percent, going from 15,000 women to 113,000. Although accurate statistics are hard to obtain, it’s estimated that 3 to 4 percent of women are pregnant when they arrive at prison

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Treating Hep C isn’t cheap, but experts say it’s cost-effective

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