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Correctional Health Care, Reentry & Diversion Services

The corrections health care, re-entry, and diversion market is defined as the provision of medical and behavioral health services to the incarcerated, services to ease the transition back into the community, and diversion services related to decreasing or avoiding jail time for certain offenses. The corrections market faces a number of challenges including the high number of individuals with serious mental illness, an increasingly female population, providing adequate care, and helping former inmates adapt and succeed in the community.

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The Face Of The Criminal Justice System Is Increasingly Female

There are currently 6.5 million people involved in the correctional system—2.1 million who are incarcerated (see Total Population in U.S. Adult Correctional Systems by Correctional Status). This population is increasingly female. While the overall incarcerated population is going down, the proportion of women is on the rise. Since 1978, women in the corrections system has… Read

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