The full content of Annals is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >
Position Papers |

The Crisis in Correctional Health Care: The Impact of the National Drug Control Strategy on Correctional Health Services

American College of Physicians*; National Commission on Correctional Health Care*, American Correctional Health Services Association*
[+] Article, Author, and Disclosure Information

Requests for Reprints: Linda Johnson White, Director, Department of Scientific Policy, American College of Physicians, Independence Mall West, Sixth Street at Race, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1572.

*This paper, authored by Janet Weiner, MPH, and B. Jaye Anno, PhD, was developed by the American College of Physicians' Human Rights and Medical Practice Subcommittee for the Health and Public Policy Committee. Members of the Human Rights Subcommittee for the 1991-92 year are: Quentin D. Young, MD, Chair; Carola Eisenberg, MD; William G. B. Graham, MD; Herbert Rothenberg, MD; Kim Thorburn, MD; and Abraham Verghese, MD. The American Correctional Health Services Association's Board of Directors approved it in February 1992, the American College of Physicians' Board of Regents approved it on 24 March 1992, and the National Commission on Correctional Health Care's Board of Directors approved it on 30 March 1992.

© 1992 American College of PhysiciansAmerican College of Physicians

Ann Intern Med. 1992;117(1):71-77. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-117-1-71
Text Size: A A A
This excerpt has been provided in the absence of an abstract.

The United States now incarcerates a greater percentage of its population than any other country: For every 100 000 persons, 426 are confined in prisons and jails (2). Most inmates are male, young, poor, and from minority groups. Most are substance abusers with substantial physical and mental health needs.

In the past decade, prison and jail populations doubled (3, 4), outpacing all attempts to increase the correctional system's ability to house and care for these inmates. From 1979 to 1988, direct governmental expenditures on corrections increased 216% (5). Despite this increase, at the end of 1990, prisons nationwide were estimated


First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview





Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).


Submit a Comment/Letter
Submit a Comment/Letter

Summary for Patients

Clinical Slide Sets

Terms of Use

The In the Clinic® slide sets are owned and copyrighted by the American College of Physicians (ACP). All text, graphics, trademarks, and other intellectual property incorporated into the slide sets remain the sole and exclusive property of the ACP. The slide sets may be used only by the person who downloads or purchases them and only for the purpose of presenting them during not-for-profit educational activities. Users may incorporate the entire slide set or selected individual slides into their own teaching presentations but may not alter the content of the slides in any way or remove the ACP copyright notice. Users may make print copies for use as hand-outs for the audience the user is personally addressing but may not otherwise reproduce or distribute the slides by any means or media, including but not limited to sending them as e-mail attachments, posting them on Internet or Intranet sites, publishing them in meeting proceedings, or making them available for sale or distribution in any unauthorized form, without the express written permission of the ACP. Unauthorized use of the In the Clinic slide sets will constitute copyright infringement.


Buy Now for $42.00

to gain full access to the content and tools.

Want to Subscribe?

Learn more about subscription options

Related Articles
Journal Club
Topic Collections
PubMed Articles
Forgot your password?
Enter your username and email address. We'll send you a reminder to the email address on record.