Resources and Allied Organizations:
Cases Against Doctors: This listing, updated by the Department of Justice and Drug Enforcement Administration, lists all DEA-involved investigations of physician registrants which resulted in the arrest and prosecution of the registrant. This list includes doctors who work for private and public prisoner medical care providers.
The Fenway Institute: Conduct research on issues affecting LGBT youth and LGBT elders, and on policies affecting LGBT people involved with the corrections system, and offer an Ask the Docs program and printable resources.
National Commission on Correctional Health Care: The National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) is a coalition that “is committed to improving the quality of health care in jails, prisons, and juvenile confinement facilities.” They provide accreditation services, establish health care standards, publish a journal, and sponsor conferences.
National Hepatitis Corrections Network: A coalition of medical providers, administrators, researchers, community-based organizations and other public health advocates working together to increase access to hepatitis prevention, testing and treatment in correctional facilities. They are creating a growing repository of resources for incarcerated hepatitis patients, correctional health care providers, academics and community advocates.
Philadelphia FIGHT: A comprehensive AIDS service organization that publishes Prison Health News, a quarterly newsletter for prisoners. Prison Health News is mailed to over 5,000 people throughout the country, and distributed in several state prisons’ law libraries/medical clinics. Download back issues or subscribe for free on their website.
UCSF Center for Excellence in Transgender Health: A repository of evidence-based practices primarily geared towards healthcare professionals.
Vegans in the Prison System: Assists prisoners in obtaining nutritionally adequate vegan food.