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Rikers Island Correctional Facility EduTour

Join Drs. Dionne Hart, Elizabeth Ford, Danielle Kushner, and Derrick Stroud on an EduTour of the Rikers Island Correctional Facility to learn more about addressing workforce shortages in this setting and providing quality care to incarcerated individuals and in the community following release.

  •  Monday, May 6
  •  10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET
  •  Space is limited to the first 40 registrants
  •  Price: $99 Non-residents, $49 Residents

Confirmed registrants will board a bus leaving the Javits Center at 10:30 am to arrive at the Rikers Island Facility by 12:00 p.m., and will return to the Javits Center by 5:30 p.m.

Registration is available as an add-on in the registration platform during your in-person Annual Meeting registration. If you have already registered, visit the Registration Resource Center to add the EduTour to your registration.

Visitors to Rikers must complete the following tasks prior to approval (no exceptions): (1) sign a waiver and (2) provide copies of two IDs (front and back). One must be a state/governmental ID and another can be a hospital ID. Registrants must provide these by March 24, 2024 (you will receive a separate email with instructions on how to upload these documents).

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About the Tour

The United States has four percent of the world’s population yet houses twenty-five percent of the world’s prisoners. Incarcerated patients have a high burden of chronic health disorders, including severe mental illness, substance use disorders and trauma. Lock-up facilities (including local and state jail and prisons, federal prisons, immigration detention centers, and Indian Affairs centers) are the largest mental health providers in the United States. An estimated two in five people who are incarcerated have a history of mental illness (37% in state and federal prison and 44% in local jails).

Medical leadership for mind, brain and body.

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