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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


Holding pattern: Mental health care is a ‘pressing need’ in the Dane County Jail

Policies to monitor and protect the well-being of suicidal inmates is critical given the high rate of suicide in jails ... health care takes priority. “If we put aside space just for that, something e... read more

Lawsuit: Death caused by poor health care at Morgan jail

Martinez’s sister alleges two different health care providers hired by the county — Southern Health Partners Inc. and Quality ... the number of inmates taken to a hospital or emergency room, and in tu... 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

Concerns Growing Over Inmates' Medical Care; 25 Cases Flagged, Including Eight Deaths

Concerns over ... care to the offender population." The Courant also provided UConn Health with the 14 cases it identified. In a statement, UConn Health officials defended the performance of their doc... 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

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