Published June, 2001

Making the Case for Health Interventions in Correctional Facilities, Theodore M. Hammett, 78 Journal of Urban Health 236 (2001)

In this article, a long-time expert on HIV in corrections and a vice-president at government and business consulting firm Abt Associates elaborates on what he considers the three essential points to effective advocacy for health care services in prisons and jails: (1) correctional facilities are important settings for health care interventions because populations there typically bear a disproportionately heavy disease burden; (2) successful health interventions are possible among inmate populations; and (3) successful interventions benefit not only inmates, their families, and partners, but the public at large, particularly the urban communities from which most inmates come.