Breast cancer awareness program educates inmates at Alabama women’s facilities

An October 29 article by Kelsey Stein featured on www.al.com discussed several Breast Cancer Awareness Month events and educational programs held at Alabama women’s correctional facilities during the month of October, including a program in which inmates learned about mammograms and routine breast exams. At the end of the program, inmates lit candles to honor the memories of loved ones lost to the disease. Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) Commissioner Kim Thomas stated, “I’m pleased that our facility staff and healthcare provider [Corizon Health] recognize the importance of raising awareness of women’s health issues among our female population.”

Following the October 29 article, Corizon Health Director of Operations Colleen Oaks published an opinion piece in which she restates the commitment Corizon Health has made to preventative health and early-detection programs such as those featured in the above article. Colleen goes on to describe the various women’s services provided by Corizon Health, including addressing the needs of patients who are pregnant while incarcerated. Click here to read the entire piece: http://ow.ly/E53I9.