• Aug 5, 2019

The Criminal Justice System Is Bad For Your Health, Warns New York City’s Health Department

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.

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