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Inmate goes to court over quality of health care in county jails

SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - San Diego county taxpayers spend tens of millions of dollars every year to pay for the health care of jail inmates. Medical, mental health, dental, prescription drugs; the expense... read more

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 offici... read more

Inmates sue over mental health services in isolation at state prison

News analyses and court cases nationwide — including in New Mexico — have cited increasing concerns about the use of solitary confinement in both prisons and jails ... health care professional.” Despi... read more

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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 tre... read more


Editorial: IDOC facing its own sentence in mental health care

In every county in our state, there are people whose mental health needs go unserved or are ... Thanks to U.S. District Court Judge Michael Mihm of Peoria, the wait is almost over. Once the injunction ... read more

"I need some help please": A woman died in a Virginia prison after begging for medical care

Soon the state started discussing taking over prisoner health care itself. According to court documents ... that a mentally ill inmate at Red Onion State Prison in Wise County was housed in ... read more

El Paso County jail's shortcomings seen in family's plight with mental illness

“Jails are not health care facilities ... She just flipped over a tray of food she was served, he said. But the hospital got a court order so staff can inject her with antibiotics for the ... read more

King County to pay former jail inmate $1 million for spinal-cord injury that went untreated for 10 days

King County will pay $1 million to a former jail inmate who fainted and fell while in ... The statement said jail staff work to “provide the highest quality care to people in custody.” “Every health c... read more

Vacancies remain high among Allegheny County Jail medical staff

When 27-year-old Timothy Leininger died in his Allegheny County ... quality of health care in the jail remains a serious concern, as do other issues such as staffing and monitoring that can impact ... 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 provid... read more

Health Care Providers Profit As Kentucky Jail Inmates Suffer

And several recent federal court opinions ... in response to jails’ and health care companies’ over-reliance on LPNs for inmate medical care, the federal government has taken notice. During its decade ... read more



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