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Inmates at CoreCivic prisons say they sometimes go months without medical care

It gets to the point sometimes where he can’t even get out of bed. Excruciating pain,” Dowlen ... at once to a non-CoreCivic prison in Tennessee with adequate medical staff. “Why do you want to spend ... read more

The Jail Health-Care Crisis

A year later, after the state passed legislation privatizing prison health care, it signed ... he said that he was in pain, and they pushed to get him help. Other people have no such advocates. “I ... read more

Dying for Dollars: Health care in Kentucky jails

For two days, Ronald Gaunce lay in the Montgomery County jail, wracked with pain from severe drug withdrawal and awaiting medical care that never ... full time for Advanced Correctional Healthcare ... read more

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Just Treatment: Exploring Cancer Care for Prisoners

Prisoners are among the only U.S. citizens with a constitutional right to health care ... unexplained pain, massive weight loss, palpable tumors. Horror stories about prisoners dying bit by bit before ... read more

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

in 2010 on an outstanding DUI warrant, he received a health ... for care and prisoners dying after not being properly diagnosed with cancer and other diseases. Corizon staff reportedly gave a ... read more

Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center policy keeps relatives in dark about Polk County Jail inmates' condition

“Jails do monitor the health needs of inmates, and some do so better than others,” Collica said. “It is very similar to seeing a physician on the outside, where sometimes ... of pain.” Prisons ... read more

Dying on the streets: As the homeless age, a health care system leaves them behind

“We have an enormous number of older people who are basically dying homeless,” said Dr. Margot Kushel, an internist and professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, who ... read more

Dead bodies and billions in tax dollars: The secret, profitable world of private prisons

Staffers hope the company invests more resources on inmate care to avoid ... has opposed the private-prison industry for the last 20 years, offered a blunt assessment: "These are very troubled ... read more

Should This Inmate Get a State-Financed Sex Change Operation?

But during the afternoon, should she happen to lean her cheek against her hand, she’ll sometimes feel a disgusting ... as $80,000 annually per prisoner. Prison authorities often assume inmates are ... read more

16 prisoners died in one month in Mississippi. Their families want to know why.

Lucious Bolton was dying ... s inmate population is now slightly higher than it was at the end of 2014. Its prisons remain chronically shorthanded; officials blame the low salaries for correctional ... read more

Go to Jail. Die From Drug Withdrawal. Welcome to the Criminal Justice System.

A lawsuit filed by the Tabors against the county and Corizon Health, the jail’s private health care provider ... drug withdrawal in jail, but Mother Jones found 20 lawsuits filed between 2014 and 2016 ... read more

Lawsuit Against Mississippi Prison Is the Stuff of Nightmares

The fires sometimes got the guards’ attention, but not always in the way the inmates were hoping: At least one inmate, the suit claims, was maced by a corrections officer through his feeding slot. ... read more

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