People Incarcerated Have
A CONSTITUTIONAL Right

To Medical Care

PEOPLE
INCARCERATED HAVE A RIGHT 

TO MEDICAL CARE

PEOPLE 

INCARCERATED 

HAVE A RIGHT 

TO MEDICAL CARE

THE PROBLEM

2.3 million people are incarcerated in the US.

They suffer disproportionately from chronic health conditions, their acute medical needs often go unmet, and the carceral health care system that serves them is set up to fail due to a lack of resources and infrastructure. The pandemic has only magnified the health crisis that is the norm in the US prison system.

Our solution

Medical Justice Alliance (MJA) mobilizes volunteer physicians and other clinicians to protect the right to medical care for those who are incarcerated.

We recruit and train medical volunteers to offer expert witness services in legal cases, and engage in education and advocacy work.

Get involved

Clinicians

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

Attorneys

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

We Have

150+

Volunteers

216

Legal cases

37

US states (where we’ve had cases)