"This study is important for several reasons," Henry Weinstein, M.D., a clinical professor of psychiatry at New York University and chair of the APA Caucus on Correctional Psychiatry, said during an interview. "First, it concerns the subject of prisoner reentry into the community—a subject that has been the focus of research attention for a decade now. Second, it examines a narrow area of reentry—depression and anxiety in people leaving prison—under high power, so to speak. Thus its results have implications for people with mental illness in the criminal-justice system. For example, the Department of Corrections should have a case worker follow up with prisoners after release from prison, and if prisoners qualify for Medicaid, the Department of Corrections should make sure that they are signed up for it upon leaving prison, so that they can afford to visit a mental health clinic if necessary."