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Arizona could face fines in lawsuit over prison health care

A judge overseeing a class-action lawsuit over the quality ... that inmates were receiving shoddy health care. Duncan has threatened to hold Corrections Director Charles Ryan and another prison official in civil contempt of court and fine the state $ ... read more

Nassau County to negotiate with new jail health care vendor

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano’s administration is starting contract negotiations with a Tennessee-based company to potentially take over inmate medical ... “Obviously, quality of care and treatment of inmates is going to be something that ... read more

Quality of Jail Medical Care Questioned

They cite low cost and high quality as chief reasons for rehiring the firm instead of accepting a rival $23.7-million proposal from Prison Health ... per 1,000 inmates. California Forensic also provides medical care in Stanislaus County jails. read more

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Police highlight mental health crisis within Clark County jail

At least a quarter of Clark County Detention Center inmates ... focused on mental health treatment. Schmidt also said a team of law enforcement representatives is working on pinpointing legislative fixes that could ease the strain on jails. read more

Ignored and underfunded, mental health care thin at county jails

For more than a decade, Milwaukee County’s jail system has been under the scrutiny of a court-appointed medical monitor for its failure to provide adequate health care, including for inmates ... jails nationwide have a “long, long way to go” in ... read more

Report: Prison riot began after encounter with drunk inmate

The Yuma County Attorney’s ... according to a court filing made last week by lawyers for inmates in a lawsuit over the quality of health care in Arizona’s prisons. The lawyers say inmates had to go without their medications and that some experienced ... read more

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