Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights



The Center, founded in 2005 and based at The Miriam Hospital in Providence, is dedicated to improving the health and human rights of incarcerated and other justice-involved individuals through education, advocacy and research. Key to this goal is bringing a public health lens to the nation’s epidemic of incarceration. The Center is nationally recognized for its innovative correctional health research, and for its non-research work, which falls into three core areas: 1) raising awareness at the national and state level about the healthcare issues and challenges that justice-involved populations face; 2) providing education and training opportunities for college, graduate, and medical students in this area, and encouraging student engagement and leadership in justice issues; and 3) collaborating with local and national justice system stakeholders to identify, develop, and support projects that respond to the intersection of incarceration, recidivism, and public health. The Center's work has been recognized at the local and national levels for its innovative approach to multi-dimensional problem solving, and its impact on justice-involved individuals. For more information, visit the Center's website at
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