Prison Linkages and Prison Support

ICJ works closely with people who are currently incarcerated in order to make sure their needs are met. Through our Prison Linkages Program, ICJ offers linkages to medical care for individuals within the Philadelphia Department of Prisons (PDP). Prison linkage specialists also provide court advocacy, health education and reentry social services support. Through our Prison Support Program, ICJ works with individuals during their incarceration by providing support and advocacy, and assists with discharge planning for those within the Philadelphia Department of Prisons and Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.

Program Information

  • Location: 1207 Chestnut St., 2nd floor Philadelphia, PA 19107

  • Phone: 215-525-0460

  • Email:

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Karam Mounzer, MD

Dr. Mounzer identified two major gaps in the care of patients with HIV/hepatitis C (HCV) co-infection, and the complexity of multidrug-resistant HIV treatment. He is involved with many clinical trials focusing on drug development and better understanding of HIV immunopathogenesis with the Wistar Institute. He is involved in teaching and mentoring.

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Dr. Karam Mounzer

Dr. Mario Cruz

Dr. Mario CruzDr. Cruz is a board certified pediatrician who serves as the Medical Director for our Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center. He has presented and/or published in the fields of community violence and domestic violence prevention, quality improvement, behavioral health, curriculum development and mentorship. In 2019 he received the Greater Philadelphia Social Innovation Award for Innovations in Healthcare.

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