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Judge: Earlier rulings over Arizona inmate health care to remain in place

PHOENIX – A judge who took over supervision of a legal settlement over the quality of health care in Arizona prisons has said the ... proceedings over compliance with the settlement didn’t go as it ha... read more

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

Inmates are dying in jails that prioritize cutting health care costs

She didn’t get a glimpse of her son until his August 15 court ... the Madison County Jail. Sherrod, who has since become a go-to litigator of sorts for wrongful death cases involving private correctio... read more

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Health Care Revamped At L.A. County Jails

Their project follows decades of complaints, lawsuits and reports of poor medical and mental health care at the Los Angeles County jails, which together house about 18,000 inmates on any given day. Th... read more

Two U.S. Supreme Court Prison Decisions Puts Heat on US Prisons & Inmate Health Care

In 1976 the U.S. Supreme Court (Estelle vs. Gamble) established a constitutional standard for inmate healthcare ... $1 billion dollars over the last 10 years according to the Gartner Group. Under the ... read more

Larimer County Jail shows its age

"We have to have the wiggle room," Palmer said, noting that empty beds mean flexibility as inmates come and go through the jail. Larimer County ... said. "Jails are used 24 hours every day." The build... 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

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 ... 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 tre... read more

‘Life in prison isn’t a life’: A Nevada inmate whose execution was delayed is found dead in apparent suicide

“I’ve been ready to go for two years now.” His lawyers said in filings in U.S. District Court ... inmate deemed suicidal by a health care professional will be placed on “Suicide Watch.” Suicide has lo... read more

Osceola may hire private firm to handle inmate health care

Osceola County ... see where it goes." Privatized health care for jail and prison inmates is widespread in Florida. The state has contracted out health care for many prison inmates. And Armor has cont... read more

Deaths in jails raise questions about care

Since 2003, Augusta has contracted with Correctional Medical Services to provide medical services in the county jails ... and local governments sued by inmates who complained about the quality of heal... read more

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