Psychology & Psychiatry

Can nature videos help improve prisoner behavior?

Researchers have identified a simple intervention that may help reduce levels of violence in maximum security prisons. Inmates who viewed nature videos showed reduced levels of aggression and were less likely to be disciplined ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

The trustworthiness of an inmate's face may seal his fate

The perceived trustworthiness of an inmate's face may determine the severity of the sentence he receives, according to new research using photos and sentencing data for inmates in the state of Florida. The research, published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study tallies huge cost of hepatitis C drugs for RI prisons

A new study finds that effective new hepatitis C drugs are so expensive the state of Rhode Island would have to spend almost twice its entire prison health budget to treat all its chronically infected inmates. Even providing ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Worst TB outbreak in five years hits Alabama prisons

Health officials say Alabama's badly overcrowded prison system that is being sued over medical treatment of inmates is dealing with its worst outbreak of tuberculosis in five years.

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