Homer Venters

Homer Venters, MPH, MD, is a physician and epidemiologist currently working as a Federal Court Monitor of health services in jail and prison settings and previously worked as chief medical officer for the NYC Jail system. In addition to authoring Life and Death in Rikers Island, Dr. Venters has led over fifty peer reviewed scientific publications on the topics of health and justice involvement, work that has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court. He has also testified before Congress regarding health care in both the Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Prisons systems.  


Jails and Pretrial Detention: A Human Rights and Health Justice Problem

"It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails" — Nelson Mandela