Developing National Standards and Guidelines to Eliminate Barriers to Quality Health Care in U.S. Jails and Prisons

R.S. Chavez
Background: The provision of health care in jails and prisons is unique because the primary mission is public safety, not public health. The local ownership and leadership is focused on outcomes that are not necessarily conducive to adequate health outcomes. Typically, jails and prisons are resource-constrained[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]