Prescription for Recovery: Keeping South Carolina’s Prison Health Care Public and Making it Better
With this report, OSI grantee Grassroots Leadership follows up its previous report Prescription for Disaster: Commercializing Prison Health Services in South Carolina, which documents the record of mismanagement and abuse with privatized health services in corrections. The new report makes recommendations on how to improve South Carolina's prison health services without using privatized services. The South Carolina Department of Corrections has been mandated by legislation to complete a study comparing the current public health care system with privatized health care. Key recommendations in this report include:
- streamling the bureaucracy
- mental health screening and placement
- re-instituting the accreditation process
- establishing an independent medical services review body
A Crisis Averted
Fighting the Pandemic in Pakistan’s Prisons
Thanks to the heroic efforts of civil society groups, prisoners in Pakistan did not suffer a mass outbreak of COVID-19. What the near miss underlined, however, is the country’s urgent need for criminal justice reform.
Honoring a Legend
Honoring a Social Justice Legend
Following 25 years of service, Herb Sturz retired from the Open Society Foundations in July. He leaves behind a legacy of work that lifted up lives, from the townships of South Africa to the classrooms of New York City.
How Racism and Inequality Are Influencing the Rise of Legalized Cannabis in the United States
As the legal cannabis industry in the United States continues its explosive growth, a new documentary raises challenging but vital questions about the interaction between drug policy, racism, mass incarceration, and justice.