The Federal Bureau of Prisons provides links to Medical, Dental and Health Policies, as well as forms that may be used to file grievances about mistreatment and related matters.
The Southern Poverty Law Center has a few publications specific to prisoners’ health:
Protecting Your Health & Safety
is a 328-page manual designed to help inmates who are not represented by an attorney. It explains the legal rights that inmates have regarding health and safety, including the right to receive medical care and the right to be free from inhumane treatment such as excessive force by prison guards. It also explains to inmates how they can enforce those rights when they are violated. It provides an overview of the legal system, a glossary of legal terms and explains how to file and litigate pro se complaints in federal courts. It does not cover criminal matters. Published by the Southern Poverty Law Center, and available from Prison Legal News
in book form.
For some health concerns and types of pain or when prisoners are being denied medical care by qualified practitioners, self assessment and/or acupressure treatment may be helpful:
For a list of common tests that a physician or other practitioner would perform in an examination of someone who is experiencing pain, see Orthopedics Resources.
for various conditions and types of pain that can be printed and mailed in to prisoners.