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    Message from NIC’s Director on the Affordable Care Act

    Studies show that persons with mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders are over-represented in jails and prisons around the country. Additionally, research reveals that there are hundreds of thousands of justice –involved individuals who have a drug, mental health, or associated treatment need that went unmet. The Affordable Care Act is a potential game-changer for the criminal justice populations as it provides opportunities for many justice-involved individuals to gain access to healthcare...
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