Dan Vergano, BuzzFeed News
August 5, 2019
According to the article, the New York City Health Department has issued a warning that “contact with the criminal justice system…poses a public health risk.”
“The data show that involvement with the criminal justice system – even brief contact with the police or indirect exposure – is associated with lasting harm to people’s physical and mental health,” said Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot, in a statement sent to BuzzFeed News.
The city plans to release a “Criminal Justice Action Kit” in the next month to more that 160 medical providers in Brooklyn, Manhattan and the Bronx.read article