Mortality rates for people who have been incarcerated are alarmingly high, due to a variety of factors including both physical and behavioral health concerns.
A recent article in the NC Medical Journal discusses this trend, addressing data about different mortality factors, the state of health care in prisons, and NC organizations that suppport people with community reentry.
To learn more, check out the September 15 ADL Highlighted Resource:
We Must Do Better: Addressing High Mortality After Release from Incarceration
For more articles on life expectancy in NC, check out the latest issue of the NC Medical Journal:
Improving Life Expectancy in North Carolina