Physicians advocating to eliminate the damaging health consequences that can result from negative interactions with the criminal justice system
What is Pfcjr
Physicians for Criminal Justice Reform (PfCJR) was founded by a group of physicians who were struck by the myriad of ways that negative encounters with the criminal justice system lead to detrimental health consequences. We firmly believe that changing the interaction between the criminal justice system and individuals of targeted populations will ultimately lead to improved health of targeted communities.
Physicians for Criminal Justice Reform calls for ending $5 medical copay in Pennsylvania state prisons
Physicians for Criminal Justice Reform (PfCJR) sent a letter today to Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Acting Secretary George Little urging that the required $5 copay for basic health care for incarcerated individuals be eliminated. PfCJR joins FAMM and the Pennsylvania Prison Society, who sent a joint letter back in March detailing why the fee creates an undue burden, in advancing this position.