ARCH Network

Tulane palliative fellows with a specialized interest in criminal justice and prison reform have the opportunity to join the Aging Research in Criminal Justice and Health network (ARCH) under the mentorship of Dr. Glass and academic partners at the University of California, San Francisco. ARCH network organizes monthly meetings, work in progress sessions, and group lectures targeting improved care for imprisoned persons with life-limiting illnesses. Fellows can join research groups as part of this network, learn about local advocacy partners, and gain valuable mentoring for their own independent scholarly projects. As part of their prison advocacy work, our fellows have the opportunity to assist with palliative care education efforts in the Louisiana Department of Corrections in partnership with the Louisiana-Mississippi Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Our trainees and faculty have also successfully completed clinical rotations with the palliative care team at Angola Prison as part of their efforts to improve the provision of palliative care in Louisiana prisons, written official letters to support compassionate release of prisoners with life-limiting conditions, and advocated for progressive prison-reform at the State Capitol in Baton Rouge.