COVID-19 locks down Illinois prisons, decreases mental health services for inmates

After 10 days of isolation in his cell, an inmate at Stateville Correctional Center self-harmed for the first time in four years. The inmate (who will remain unnamed) suffers from a history of mental illness and self-harm. Until the COVID-19 outbreak locked down the Illinois correctional system, he had … Continue reading COVID-19 locks down Illinois prisons, decreases mental health services for inmates

New legislation addresses long-standing Black maternal health crisis in America

Amid a global pandemic and a year of social unrest, a long-standing public health crisis was highlighted: racial disparities in maternal health outcomes.  Black and Native American women are three to four times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related … Continue reading New legislation addresses long-standing Black maternal health crisis in America