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Clinic Works to Include Ex-Inmates in Health Care’s Embrace

By APRIL DEMBOSKY

The inadequacy of prison health care in California was one reason for the federal court decisions that will reduce the prison population by 40,000 inmates, starting this year.


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Obamacare Is a Powerful New Crime-Fighting Tool

by Vince Beiser

An astonishing two-thirds of the 730,000 prisoners released each year have substance abuse or mental health problems. But no one has been willing to pay for their treatment—until now.


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Health Care Can Be Key To A Better Life For Former Inmates

by APRIL DEMBOSKY

A San Francisco law now permits the sheriff's department to enroll inmates in health insurance policies under the Affordable Care Act — policies designed to cover medical care after a prisoner's release.


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Cooking Class Shows Ex-Cons How to Shop and Cook on a Budget

By April Dembosky

The chef has thrown down the challenge. There are five teams, ten people each, that must make their own version of veggie chili.  Juanita Alvarado stirs the secret ingredient into the pot for Team 1.


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Ron Sanders: Standing between parolees and prison

by Bernice Yeung

Ron Sanders: Standing between parolees and prison Ron Sanders, a former prisoner, does just about everything possible at Transitions Clinic to prevent justice’s revolving door from claiming another


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Obamacare for ex-inmates: Is health insurance an antidote to crime?

By Cara Tabachnick

Some jails and prisons are pushing to sign up exiting inmates for Medicaid, courtesy of Obamacare. The idea is that if ex-prisoners receive regular health care on the outside, fewer will reoffend.


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