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Head of prisons says health care will improve for inmates

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) — The commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Correction is promising health care in the state’s prison system will improve as his department takes control from the Univer... read more

Report: Federal prisons fail to provide adequate services for female inmates

As a result, the report says ... inmates in BOP's care. BOP will build upon this foundation and continue to look for ways to improve gender responsive services.” Eric Young, president of American Fede... read more

Corrections backs controversial health care contractor

Creative Commons photo The Vermont Department of Corrections is standing by its inmate health care contractor amid ... are ongoing efforts to refine and improve the treatment program. read more

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Nebraska prisons lack staff to improve mental health treatment for inmates, officials say

LINCOLN — The state prison ... its mental health posts and improve care for mental illness, it could avoid such future cases, could cut spending on higher-cost solitary confinement, and could improve ... read more

Arizona to improve inmate health care

PHOENIX -- Facing a lawsuit they appeared to be losing, state prison officials have agreed to improve health care ... and privacy policy. It says that California is spending nearly $18,000 per inmate ... read more

A chance to restart: Care and support are critical for women leaving prison

“It was so sad because every year she would say, ‘I believe you’re going to ... The lawsuit on behalf of 700 inmates said the prison had insufficient mental health care and “grossly deficient health c... read more

‘This is not the county trying to duck responsibility:’ Jail medical care will be privatized

Department heads say the goal is to improve the level of medical and mental health services to meet National Standards of Jail Health Care Services and become ... the responsibility of housing some in... read more

Prison overseer says inmate medical care lacking in private lockups

Though healthcare within the state's 34 prisons continues to improve, problems persist in contract prisons where the state pays to house its overflow inmate population. "Little progress has been made ... read more

Boulder County Jail sees increase in inmates placed on suicide precaution

A statement like that is enough to get an inmate placed on what Boulder County Jail staff call "suicide precaution," and the number of people who have been housed there who say ... health facilities, ... read more

Federal oversight of California's prison inmate health care may end

“There are still problems at many prisons, with getting timely access to a physician and timely access to their medications that they need.” Spector said. Spector sued California nearly a decade ago t... read more

Medical battle behind bars: Big prison healthcare firm Corizon struggles to win contracts

States spend $8 billion a year on prison healthcare, the Pew Charitable Trusts says. But since 2012, Corizon has lost statewide contracts covering 84,000 inmates in Maine ... use its size to save mone... read more

Toothless TX inmates denied dentures in state prison

In Texas prisons, denture policies are set by the Correctional Managed Health Care Committee, a nine-member board ... criteria,” a UTMB dentist wrote last year to inmate David Hughes, who says he lost ... read more

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