There is more that can be done to assist reintegration into communities and decrease or de-risk negative outcomes including re-incarceration.
Youturn Health’s previous experience working with the Department of Veteran Affairs and Department of Corrections has provided us the insight into how best to create a program that can provide comprehensive stress, suicide, and addiction support to combat high rates of recidivism and overdoses for inmates.
Former prisoners are 129X more likely to die of an overdose within two weeks of their release.Read More
65% of inmates suffer from Substance Use Disorder.Read More
37% of inmates in state and federal prisons and 44% of people held in local jails have a history of mental illness – twice as common as the overall population.Read More
Inmates are faced with several challenges to reintegrate with society after incarceration, much more than just the stigma of being perceived as a criminal. A peer coach with the same lived experience can make a profound difference by using their personal experience to connect inmates to resources, communicate without judgment, and provide support as they re-acclimate to society.Download
Commissioner Randall Liberty talks about the programs he's put into Maine prisons and jails to provide supportive interventions like Medication Assisted Treatment to reduce opioid overdoses and recidivism.View
Hear how Youturn Health advisory board member Jon Ponder uses his own struggles and experiences with the prison system and substance use disorder to help inmates prepare for all aspects of societal re-entry. Jon is the CEO of Hope For Prisoners, an organization that assists people returning home from prison by providing long-term support and services as they work to reclaim their lives and rejoin their families and their standing in the community. We give them hope. Hope changes lives.View
While it’s not the job of Corrections Officers to address inmate mental health, it is unavoidable. Get risk factors, red flags, and stressors unique to a prison environment that may indicate an inmate is considering suicide. Also get next steps to take if you think an inmate is at risk.Download