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PROTECTING THE RIGHT
TO MEDICAL CARE FOR
EVERY PERSON INCARCERATED

PROTECTING THE RIGHT TO MEDICAL CARE FOR EVERY PERSON INCARCERATED

THE PROBLEM

1.9 million people are locked up in the US.

They suffer disproportionately from health conditions, their medical needs often go unmet, and the carceral healthcare system often fails to provide timely and effective care. 

Attorneys and advocates around the country are in urgent need of expert medical witness testimony to protect the constitutional right to medical care promised to people detained and incarcerated.

OUR SOLUTION

Remove the cost barrier to expert witness services.

MJA mobilizes clinicians nationwide to volunteer as expert medical witnesses for attorneys and advocates seeking appropriate care or release for their clients.

MJA also educates physicians, attorneys, and the public about the medical system in carceral facilities and advocates for life-saving healthcare policies. Through MJA’s community of medical volunteers, attorneys and advocates no longer face a cost barrier to expert testimony for the country’s most vulnerable people.

OUR IMPACT

States With Cases

40

States With Cases

40

case submissions

418

Success Rate

85%

Medical Volunteers

305

Medical Specialities

22

GET INVOLVED

Support the right to appropriate health care for those in detention centers, prisons, and jails through volunteering as a medical expert witness.

Access pro bono medical expert witness services for your clients in carceral settings.

Advocacy organizations contact us to learn about how we can partner together in pursuit of carceral health care reform.

Your tax-deductible gift helps to ensure that those in carceral settings receive their constitutional right to appropriate medical care.

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