Medical News and Perspectives
April 7, 2004

New Initiatives Target Inmates' Health

JAMA. 2004;291(13):1549-1551. doi:10.1001/jama.291.13.1549

A little more than 5 years ago, Michael Kelley, MD, decided he wanted to be where the action is. That decision landed him in prison, but he has no regrets.

As director of preventive medicine for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Kelley believes he can make more of a difference in public health than in his previous work with the Texas Department of Health. "It is exciting . . . I really like what I'm doing," he says.

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