Penn LDI shares an article by research associate Jason S. Schnittker which talks about an outdated federal law which bars inmates from medicaid after release. He highlights that almost all incarcerated people on Medicaid lose that coverage when they are imprisoned and suggests legislative initiatives to fix indefensible gap.
"An Outdated Federal Law Bars Inmates from Medicaid After Release. A Recent Effort to Fix That Failed," Jason S. Schnittker ,Penn LDI, March 20, 2023.
Penn Today highlights a new book co-authored by Research Associate Jason Schnittker which dissects the inherent contradiction between a prison's dual obligations of "denying freedom and providing care."
"The ‘paradox’ of receiving health care in prison," Penn Today, January 6, 2023.
Schnittker J, Massoglia M, Uggen C. "Prisons and Health in the Age of Mass Incarceration" Oxford University Press, 2022
New study by Jason Schnittker (PSC/PARC Research Associate) published in the Journal of Viral Hepatitis explored the stigma associated with patients who have been diagnosed with Hepatitis C. Read more here
Graduate Chair of Sociology
Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., Sociology, Indiana University, 2001